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People's Map Commission 3rd CD Hearing Tonight

3rd CD Map

People's Maps Commission Online Public Hearing | 3rd Congressional District

November 19, 2020

The Third Congressional District Fair Maps hearing is tonight at 5:30 PM. If you are concerned about gerrymandering and fair maps in the state this is an important hearing for our part of the state. You may watch the  hearing here or at

WEC Orders Presidential Election Recount

Attorney Troupis and Meagan Wolfe
November 19, 2020

Madison, WI – The Wisconsin Elections Commission today ordered a partial recount of presidential election results in Dane and Milwaukee counties after receiving a recount petition and $3 million payment from the Trump campaign.

The order comes following a meeting of the six-member, bipartisan commission late Wednesday at which the commission unanimously approved the recount order.  (A copy of the order is attached.)

Trump campaign files for recount in Dane, Milwaukee Counties

Troupis files for recount
November 18, 2020

The Trump campaign wire transferred 3 million dollars to the Wisconsin Election Commission overnight. According to Reid Magney the press contact for the commission, they have not yet received a petition for a recount and have no other information other than that they have been told a petition will be filed later today.

Jeff Smith and Katrina Shankland - A safe and healthy hunt

State Senator Jeff Smith
November 17, 2020

By Senator Jeff Smith and Representative Katrina Shankland


As we approach another gun deer hunting season in Wisconsin, hunters are getting ready – sighting-in their rifles, remembering a sharp knife, and preparing their gear. Of course, anyone set to hunt should always be prepared, even for Wisconsin’s unpredictable weather.


Election Commission releases cost and timeline for recount

WEC Logo
November 16, 2020

The Wisconsin Election Commission has released an estimated cost for a recount of the November presidential election, and a timeline for the recount. 

Jeff Smith - Democracy at Work

State Senator Jeff Smith
November 10, 2020

And, just like that, Election Day has passed! What a relief for all of us. At the end of an election season, you may feel overwhelmed with emotion; we feel excited, relieved and disappointed all at the same time.


An embarrassing failure for election pollsters

November 8, 2020
Watching the presidential election returns on election night in retirement community of The Villages, Florida.

Continuing Coverage of Biden-Harris win

Live: Celebrations Around The U.S. As Joe Biden Projected President-Elect | NBC News

November 7, 2020

We'll be adding in some video feeds of analysis and celebration (and perhaps protest) around the country.

Raising Awareness of Domestic Violence

State Senator Jeff Smith
November 6, 2020

Please note, this weekly column contains sensitive information regarding domestic violence, which may be triggering for some readers. 


A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to meet virtually with two community leaders representing domestic violence awareness organizations in Wisconsin. Every October, we recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month to bring attention to this issue and better understand the impact domestic violence has in our communities.


Joe Biden and Kamala Harris expected to speak at 7 PM Central Time

Vice President Joe Biden

WATCH LIVE: Biden expected to speak in Wilmington

November 6, 2020

Update -- it's not clear if this address will happen, or if it does, when. It sounds like the Biden team was expecting the media to announce a winner by now, but of course, that has not happened.