The future of election administration, Racist ideology and violence

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Voters walk to an early voting location Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at Waukesha City Hall. Angela Major/WPR

Some Republican candidates for governor propose doing away with the Wisconsin Elections Commission. We look at the recent origins of the bipartisan agency and what options could take its place if it were done away with. We also learn how the racist ideology espoused by a mass shooter in Buffalo circulates in extremist circles.

Featured in this Show

  • Wisconsin Republicans propose overhauling election administration

    Wisconsin Republican leaders, including all four candidates running for Governor against Tony Evers, have proposed overhauling or eliminating the Wisconsin Elections Commission. We explore what that would look like and what other options there are for the state’s election system.

  • How fringe ideas from white supremacists became mainstream

    A gunman killed 10 people and injured three over the weekend in Buffalo, New York, almost all of whom were Black. We’ll talk to an expert on extremism about white nationalist ideology, and talk about how some of those ideas have gone from fringe to mainstream on the political right.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Philip Chen Guest
  • Cynthia Miller-Idriss Guest

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