Articles from June, 2011

'Safeguards' in Wisconsin's concealed carry bill put it in mainstream

When concealed carry passed the Wisconsin Legislature on June 21, 2011, one aspect of the legislation was cited by both supporters and critics of the measure as a reason for their votes: Safeguards. We give the Truth-O-Meter a day off as we look at how Wisconsin's safeguards compare to others around the nation.

Does Wisconsin’s new voter ID law ‘disenfranchise’ voters?

The debate over a photo ID law for Wisconsin elections has uncorked round after round of dramatic rhetoric from both sides. PolitiFact Wisconsin takes a look at how Wisconsin's law compares to others enacted around the country. And we probe whether the term "disenfranchised" has been used accurately in the debate.