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Reporting on the Wisconsin gubernatorial elections

Scott Walker celebrates his 2014 victory. Photo by WisPolitics.com
Scott Walker celebrates his 2014 victory. Photo by WisPolitics.com

I have had the good fortune to do some reporting for The Guardian on the very intense election season here in Wisconsin. Below are links to three stories I wrote last week. Two deal with the state’s new voter ID law and the large numbers of people who will likely be disenfranchised by its implementation so close to the election. The third focuses on a facebook page that received media attention because of its call for an armed poll watcher “militia” to challenge voters who had signed recall petitions and have outstanding warrants. Later the group’s owner said it was a hoax.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/27/wisconsin-voter-id-law-midterm-rights-appeal

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/26/winsconsin-poll-watcher-militia-target-voters-walker

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/23/voter-id-law-threatens-chaos-wisconsin