<p>Last summer the Wisconsin Wave organized an independent, non-partisan campaign to ensure that the recall elections were free of any kind of fraud or abuse.</p>
<p>We feel this work was crucial because free and fair elections are a basic requirement for a democratic society. But unfortunately we’ve seen repeatedly since Florida in 2000 (and as recently as <a href="http://wisconsinwave.org/news/bradblogcom-many-problems-observed-milwauk... target="_blank">Wisconsin in 2011</a>), that efforts to disrupt elections can be extremely effective if there’s nothing in place to monitor the situation until after the fact.</p>
<p>To that end the Wave partnered with groups like the Election Defense Alliance to organize election monitoring activities before, during, and after the <a href="http://wisconsinwave.org/news/isthmus-covers-wave-and-edas-election-inte... target="_blank">recall elections this August</a>. In total we mobilized several hundred volunteers and monitored polls in over 25 wards throughout the eight senate districts where recall elections took place.</p>
<p>However, as long as computerized vote tallying machines count our ballots, and as long as voter suppression efforts exist, the fight to defend elections in Wisconsin will continue. This fall the Wave is gearing up to dramatically expand our efforts for the gubernatorial recall, the 2012 elections, and beyond. To make this work a success your support will be crucial.</p>
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A Twitter account misleading Democratic voters in Virginia by telling them they could cast their ballot by text message was active for almost three hours on Tuesday morning before Twitter suspended the account.
The account, "MAGA Mike King," was suspended after it tweeted more than a dozen times a graphic purportedly instructing Virginians on how to vote by text and including the logos of the Democratic Party and its gubernatorial candidate, Ralph Northam.
The Wisconsin Wave and other key movement formations of the Wisconsin Uprising continued well beyond 2011, playing critical roles in efforts to safeguard from abuse the re-call elections of state legislators and of Governor Walker. The Wave played a key role in pushing back against efforts the Democratic National Committee to end the recall drive against Scott Walker, and later, in the summer of 2012, organized a mass volunteer hand recount and audit of critical counties and districts in the gubernatorial recall election.