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VOTE SAFE PROJECT: State, local La Crosse leaders discuss, answer questions surrounding voting integrity Tuesday

Rick Solem

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Bombarded with news about the 2020 election. Many have questions. Tuesday, local and state leaders could provide answers.

It’s called the Vote Safe Project — a virtual discussion that will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday on, of course, voting.

After an opening from Julie Nelson with the Great Rivers United Way, Lee Rasch, executive director of LeaderEthics-Wisconsin, will moderate the first segment of the four-part seminar.

The overall idea here is to discuss the challenges in voting. Not only because there’s a global pandemic, that could change people’s habits for voting in November, but also the misinformation surrounding voting integrity.

The discussion will also focus on how social media’s rise has led to people wondering what’s fact and what’s fiction.


INTERACT WITH THE VOTE SAFE PROJECT
WATCH: On WIZM by clicking here.
LISTEN: Online here, or on the radio at 92.3 FM / 1410 AM, or download the WIZM App.
EMAIL questions: [email protected]
TEXT Questions: 608.785.7914


The first segment focuses on registering to vote and voting itself, and will be hosted by the La Crosse Tribune’s Rusty Cunningham, along with Rasch.

Part 2 will be a panel discussion with Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul (D) and former Wisconsin Attorney General JB Van Hollen (R). They will discuss the issue of trusting all votes will be processed correctly, received on time and counted? That segment will be hosted by WXOW’s Dustin Luecke.

The third segment is a discussion about how we can be assured of voting integrity for each vote. Joining in that conversation are Wisconsin Election Commission’s Reid Magney and La Crosse County Clerk Ginny Dankmeyer. It will be hosted by WKTY’s Martha Koloski.

The final segment, a Q&A will be hosted by WIZM’s Scott Robert Shaw. Questions can be submitted now or during the discussion for the panelists at [email protected] or text 608.785.7914.

Afterward, Rasch will close out the Vote Safe Project.

This event is supported and endorsed by: the Great Rivers United Way, La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce, LeaderEthics-Wisconsin, League of Women Voters of the La Crosse Area, University of Wisconsin La Crosse, retired political science professor Joe Heim, and the Valley View and Downtown Rotary Clubs. Media partners: WIZM News, La Crosse Tribune, WKBT, and WXOW.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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