Helping Wisconsin Vote

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A presentation encouraging fellow students to vote, and educating them on the issues this year surrounding voter fraud allegations in Wisconsin. Please use any parts of this presentation.

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Helping Wisconsin Vote

  1. 1. HELPING WISCONSIN VOTE? Fraud versus disenfranchisement
  2. 2. Researching Van Hollen’s Lawsuit  Research Process  The Basics  Timeline  Overview  Key Players  Research  Questions  Findings  Analysis  Suggestions for Future Research  Conclusion
  3. 3. Research Model  Stripling and Pitts  Recent issue  Media sources:  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  WI State Journal  WPR  Various Law Reviews
  4. 4. Timeline Sept. 10 Sept. 24 Oct. 2 Oct. 17 Oct. 22 Oct. 23 WI Attorney General files suit against WI GAB Republican and Democratic Parties join lawsuit NAACP and Milwaukee Teacher’s Education Association join lawsuit Ohio ruling against Republican Party Van Hollen claims lawsuit costs $155 Van Hollen lawsuit dismissed
  5. 5. Overview  Why is this lawsuit important?  Stated goal of lawsuit  Possible threats to voters?  Disenfranchisement  Fraud
  6. 6. Key Players  Wisconsin’s Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen  The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board
  7. 7. Research Questions  How could J.B. Van Hollen’s Lawsuit affect WI voters?  Basic structure of our voting process?  How to combat voter disenfranchisement and fraud?
  8. 8. Findings  Parallel cases in other states: OH, MI, MT, FL  Help America Vote Act  Conservative view  Liberal view  Elections decided by few votes
  9. 9. Analysis  How much of a threat is voter fraud?  Accusations against ACORN  Brennan Center for Justice Reports  How much of a threat is voter disenfranchisement?  Long lines  Challenges to individuals  Denied access to ballot
  10. 10. Analysis  Combating voter disenfranchisement  Before the election  At the polls
  11. 11. Suggestions for Future Research  Were WI voter opinions changed by this lawsuit?  How have organizations attempting to register new voters responded to HAVA?  How can we better regulate the voting process without risking voter disenfranchisement?  How was voter turnout in 2008 affected by states’ attempts to more strictly regulate voting? How can this be measured more effectively?
  12. 12. What We Learned  The Basics of Van Ho lle n v. G o ve rnm e nt Acco untability Bo ard  About voter fraud and disenfranchisement
  13. 13. Conclusion  If you haven’t already, vote!  Visit https:// vpa.wi.gov/ for sample ballots and polling place information.  Any questions?
  14. 14. Creative Commons Attributions  http://naturalpatriot.org/wp-content/up  http://www.lwvrv.org/images/voter-reg  http://www.flickr.com/photos/makeles  http://www.vanhollenforag.com/Doma  http://www.flickr.com/photos/6285 4635@N00/189551994  http://www.flickr.com/photos/6060 6762@N00/1987849125  http://www.flickr.com/photos/2171 6144@N06/  http://www.flickr.com/photos/3240 4654@N00/291875708  http://www.flickr.com/photos/4915 2418@N00/2278190353  http://www.flickr.com/photos/4367 1133974@N01/291671542

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