Ballot Bounties? Payments To Mobilize Voters in Wisconsin Supreme Court Vote Questioned

Money to mobilize voters in Wisconsin Supreme Court Vote Questioned

  • A Wisconsin lawmaker is questioning whether it was legal for a political action committee to pay people to encourage others to vote for liberal Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Janet Protasiewicz in the state Supreme Court election.
  • During an hour-long training session on the day after the Supreme Court primary in February, the organizers running the session explained how attendees could earn $30 by downloading an app from the Empower Project, a left-wing organization that helps “progressive organizations and nonprofits … activate, build, and expand their activist bases and organizational reach on a meaningful scale,” according to its website.