Election Integrity News: “Wisconsin Complaint Exposes Leftist-Led Vote Drives On College Campuses”

Summary: This article highlights the conservative pushback against leftist-led get-out-the-vote (GOTV) campaigns on college campuses across the U.S., particularly focusing on developments in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Voter Alliance has filed a complaint alleging that the University of Wisconsin-Parkside is violating the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) by sponsoring student voter registration and GOTV drives. Despite initial resistance from the Wisconsin Elections Commission, the complaint has been referred to an administrative law judge, potentially impacting similar efforts nationwide. The university denies wrongdoing, stating that its activities were funded privately and conducted by the Andrew Goodman Foundation’s nonpartisan ambassadors. However, the complaint argues that targeting students for voter drives discriminates against non-students and misuses voter data, potentially violating HAVA laws. The outcome of this challenge could have significant implications for similar campaigns at over 1,000 college campuses nationwide, amid increasing scrutiny over partisan influence in voter registration efforts.

Published: The Federalist, 03.05.2024

Author(s): M.D. Kittle

Article: “Wisconsin Complaint Exposes Leftist-Led Vote Drives On College Campuses”



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