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SmartVoter22

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Member since: Thu Oct 10, 2019, 04:13 PM
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Former Election Official, voting rights wonk. We need lifetime voter registration from birth & citizenship, without any abridgments and a weekend national voting holiday. Let's get the 30% who never vote back voting for Dems.

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Absentee Voting Deadlines for the August 11, 2020 Partisan Primary
All voters in Wisconsin can request an absentee ballot be mailed to them for any reason.
1) Voters must be registered before they can request an absentee ballot.
2) You must provide a photo ID with your absentee ballot request..


August 6, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. - Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot -


Possibly through August 9, 2020 - Deadline for In-Person Absentee - Voters can possibly request and vote an absentee ballot in-person in their municipal clerk’s office through August 9, 2020. Office hours vary by municipality. Some municipal offices may not offer additional in-person absentee hours. Please contact your municipal clerk for absentee voting hours. THE VIRUS WILL CERTAINLY CAUSE MANY CLERK'S TO CLOSE OFFICES LIKE THEY DID IN APRIL.

August 11, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. - Deadline for Hospitalized Voters
August 11, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. - Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot-Military

August 11, 2020 @ 8:00 p.m. - Deadline to Return Absentee Ballot - You must return your absentee ballot by mail or delivery to your municipal clerk, your polling place, or a local dropbox established by your clerk. Your ballot must be received by your municipal clerk no later than 8:00 p.m on August 11, 2020.

WISCONSIN VOTER INFO:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/MyVoterInfo

WISCONSIN VOTER REGISTRATION & INFO UPDATE:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/RegisterToVote

WISCONSIN ABSENTEE APPLICATION:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoteAbsentee
Posted by SmartVoter22 | Tue Jun 9, 2020, 07:14 AM (5 replies)

Our Long Term Adaptation is fact based.

We've adapted to past pandemics quite well.
We change behaviors to increase our safety and block risks.
Economic changes always happen first. Changes that protect staff and confidence in production & distributing. Consumers demand these simple changes, as they have the greatest impact. Science based adaptations, after pandemics, have greatly expanded how we care for ourselves and our societies with better drugs, better treatments and greater efficiency in delivering health care. Does anyone think that our hospitals will ever be without emergency supplies in the future? We will tolerate politicians who do not put our national health first? I don't think we will see the partisan avoidance, we see today.
Americans are rightly pissed off, that frontline responders do not have masks, gowns or gloves. This is a basic necessity, and having emergency supplies available is something we took for granted. Voters will elect those who put health first and the economy second. No workers...no economy.
Wall Street's 'health investment advisors' and cable news pundits are not going to have much influence, long term, as they are partly responsible for the pandemic's rapid spread. Guessing and wild speculation are falling on deaf ears.
The changes will come, because we, as individuals, have far more data available. Before the internet, we had only newspapers, which are still the most reliable sources of fact based reporting... and FCC-regulated air broadcasts on TV and radio.
Our greatest potential, as individual consumers, is our ability to weed out the opinions from science based fact.
I am still not sure why anyone would take a TV personality's opinion over that of actual scientists, but they do. Reporting on what these TV personalities say is only represents a tiny part of our population, but the media has found it to be the least costly to report on. Wall St strikes again. Murdoch is fake news, he invented it.
The FoxNews style...."He said, she said"... is not reporting, it's parroting.
News, in print and over the air TV, are required to follow strict laws to validate reporting. Google the 1934 FCC Communications Act.
Cable news does not follow that FCC Act. They don't have to. Cable is, by law, defined as subscription entertainment only.

Nothing on any cable news is required, by law, to validate anything with two credible sources on the article topic. Op-eds abound on cable news, but some still think it is actual fact, ( well, at least alot of FoxNews viewers think it's fact). It is not.

We can and will learn, how to learn, better.
Posted by SmartVoter22 | Sat May 2, 2020, 12:11 PM (2 replies)

Tanning beds & Formula 409 sunscreen

Trump's "snake oil presidency" has a new concoction, from his bigly diseased cranium.
UV light inside your lungs, inject some rubbing alcohot and smear on some formula 409 sun screen.

The southern idiots will certainly try, and the first will be the religious frauds, mainly southern baptists aka: the bible baristas.

This 45th POTUS has gotten so bizarre, I can't stop comparing it to a cheap sitcom script.

Thx Gaylord Nelson - Happy Earth Day

April 22. Earth Day 2020

I personally am grateful for our Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, a Democrat; who wrote legislation that created Earth Day in 1970.
This is one of the very few globally celebrated events, that has led to environmental awareness by all humans and most nations.

Keep recycling, Keep planting and Keep Safe.

http://www.nelsonearthday.net/nelson/

Apr 7 primary- Voters Spoke Loudly

Wisconsin voters spoke loudly on April 7th, 2020. Forced to endure some of the nation's most oppressive Voter registration laws, they knew the WisGOPs had gerrymandered the state into a 'jim crow' poster child. Voters also knew the GOP refused to consider the pandemic, with THREE refusals to delay the election; two during a special legislative session. The voters also knew the WisGOPs would use the corrupted State Supreme court, of ultra conservative 527 PAC sponsored judges would rule in their favor...which they did...the day before the election! Nothing like having time to inform the public, which they did nothing in the media except leave confusion and frustration.
The Wisconsin voters knew what was happening and they have had enough.
Even with all the hoop jumping and risk of actual death, they worked out how to cast a vote. They voted absentee, in numbers unheard of, in a Spring Presidential Primary. Estimated 31% of all voters turned out, compare that to 2016 when only 40% voted, and without all the GOP drama or a 'death option'.
They placed a liberal on the State Supreme Court, ousted hundreds of local Trumpie loud-mouthed knuckleheads from county and municipal governments and funded school bonds.
I am encouraged by this election's results. The nation will focused on what Wisconsin does next. We know what that will be:

On May 12, 2020: Voters get to replace Rep. Sean Duffy, a MTV realty star turned GOPer, for 4 terms in Congress, only to suddenly quit last year. The GOP picked Tom Tiffany to run, a NRA endorsed Trumpie who voted against; open records laws, $26M funding for the state's largest Veterans Home and downplayed a Juvenile Detention Center's fiasco of sexual abuse by staff. The Dems have a good candidate in TRICIA ZUNKER ( https://triciaforwisconsin.com/), a highly educated PoliSci lawyer, on the state's ACLU board, and an associate justice on the Ho-Chunk Nation Supreme Court.

On Aug 11, 2020: Official Partisan Primary. Presidential, Congressional and State Offices to determine who's on the Nov 3 ballots.
This election will be another replay of April 7th, as it is expected that the GOP rules for hoop jumping may be increased, as they hold control over both state legislative houses and can pass what they want. It will also be the beginning of the SECOND WAVE OF CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC. This will also be when we learn if schools will open in a week or two, if the dairy farm bankruptcy rate breaks new records, which Wisconsin has led for three years under Trump's tariffs.

On Nov 3, 2020: Wisconsin can reclaim it's liberal personality. The one that helped create public radio, teacher's unions, Earth Day, the EPA and start the retribution of the GOP with a nice purge, an assault if you like on conservatism, that has literally ruined the state.

I am encouraged, with all that's sick and wrong in Wisconsin, that the voters (especially younger ones) will take back the state and end the era of conspiracy-fueled paranoia for the logical human based governance we enjoyed since 1848.

Go Wisconsin. Go Badgers and Go Packers (the only community owned NFL team)

No pollworkers & 1M Absentee ballots at risk

This is not encouraging for any Wisconsin Voter.

"...Milwaukee needs about 1,400 poll workers to run its election but so far has fewer than 400, according to Neil Albrecht, director of the Milwaukee Election Commission. Another 300 workers are needed for the central location where absentee ballots are processed, but fewer than 50 had been hired as of last week."

...Responding to absentee ballot requests is taking a week even though state law requires absentee ballots to be sent within 48 hours.
Witzel-Behl estimated Madison would receive more than 1,000 absentee ballots after the polls close on election day — too late to be counted. “Under the current law, all of those voters will be disenfranchised — their votes won’t count,” Witzel-Behl said in a court filing.


From the Green Bay Press-Gazette..
...Nearly 1 million voters have asked for absentee ballots for the April 7 presidential primary and election for state Supreme Court and local offices. That surpasses the total number of early ballots cast — both by mail and in person — in the 2016 presidential election.

All WI GOP House vote NO on coronavirus releif

Not one GOP Wisc Member of Congress voted to help. They rejected the entire bill.

Excuses: was too fast, may not help.... this bill is to prevent loan failures, like mortgages, etc and provides emergency funds for hospitals, first repsonders,etc.

In November these votes must be shown, over and over and over.

We can take back the statehouse, if we vote.

Ron Johnson votes NO on Coronavirus relief

Anyone surprised our jerk voted NO?

H.R.6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act
https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/6201

The Eight Who Hate Are:
Blackburn (R-TN)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Johnson (R-WI)
Lankford (R-OK)
Lee (R-UT)
Paul (R-KY)
Sasse (R-NE)
Scott (R-SC)

April 7 Primary - You can Vote At Home!!

You can vote at home, and avoid election day crowds.
Why this is not being promoted during a pandemic is anyone's guess.
Wisconsin voters can easily get more information, find their registration status, voting locations and request an absentee ballot at the official Wisconsin Elections website:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/

I want to promote absentee voting. Voting at Home is smart, safe and a logical choice, not only during a pandemic, but for every election when Tuesdays are normally a busy day for people who may only have a couple of hours to vote.

Please consider making sure you can vote by voting at home.
NOW IS THE TIME TO GET THINGS GOING....

Absentee Voting- Deadlines for the April 7, 2020 Spring Election

All voters in Wisconsin can request an absentee ballot be mailed to them for any reason.

Voters must be registered before they can request an absentee ballot. Voters may request their absentee ballot in writing. To request an absentee ballot on MyVote.wi.gov. You must provide a photo ID with your absentee ballot request.


April 2, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.- Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot- Regular and Permanent Overseas Voters- If you are a regular or a Permanent Overseas Voter, your absentee ballot request must be received by your municipal clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 2, 2020.

April 3, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.- Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot- Indefinitely Confined- If a voter is indefinitely confined, your absentee ballot request must be received by your municipal clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 3, 2020.

Possibly though April 5, 2020 -Deadline for In-Person Absentee- Voters can possibly request and vote an absentee ballot in-person in their municipal clerk’s office through April 5, 2020. Office hours vary by municipality. Some municipal offices may not offer additional in-person absentee hours Please contact your municipal clerk for absentee voting hours.

April 7, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.- Deadline for Hospitalized Voters- Voters who are in a hospital may request a ballot be brought to them by an appointed agent if they are hospitalized in the 7 days preceding the election. Hospitalized electors may request an absentee ballot between March 31, 2020 and April 7, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

April 7, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.- Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot- Military If a voter is in the military then your absentee ballot request must be received by your municipal clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 7, 2020.

April 7, 2020 @ 8:00 p.m.- Deadline to Return Absentee Ballot- If you have already received an absentee ballot, you must return your absentee ballot by mail or delivery to your municipal clerk. Your ballot must be received by your municipal clerk no later than 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, April 7, 2020.

Consider a phone/video Dr visit if sick

Many hospitals are promoting using tech, instead of in-person visits, to get some medical help with a 'virtual visit'.
You may be able to contact your Dr using a computer, your smartphone to discuss your illness, symptoms and get advice.

This is a smart and effective method to get initial care if you are sick.
Check online, with the hospital you use and your Dr office's websites to read updates and if they offer 'virtual visits"
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