Yet it’s the GOP that is now poised to abolish straight-ticket voting, a longstanding feature of Wisconsin elections that lets voters choose a party’s entire slate of candidates instead of picking individual contestants race by race.
This bright idea comes from some guy in Bonduel. Not surprisingly, it's a very, very, very small town.
So what’s behind the move in Wisconsin to get rid of straight-ticket voting?
“There is no partisan angle to it,” said Craig Arrowood, aide to Gary Tauchen, the GOP state lawmaker from Bonduel who added the measure to the Assembly elections bill. Tauchen “wants people to consider the person, not the party."Arrowood said Tauchen made a similar proposal several years ago, and views straight-ticket voting as an anachronism that puts pure partisanship ahead of the merits of individual candidates...
The Representative from Bonduel would like all of us to interview each candidate personally to get to know them.
Mark this page. Fred Kessler and I agree. KEEP straight-ticket voting as an option.