A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts:
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A coalition including worker unions and a disability rights group filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen over a law passed earlier this year that eliminates same day voter registration
PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer is asking Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to investigate after voter registration records were posted online.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Three organizations that encourage young adults to become involved in politics and civic action filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging new Montana laws they say will stifle the youth vote.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina appeals court on Friday blocked an order that had allowed tens of thousands of felony offenders who aren't serving prison or jail time to immediately register to vote and cast ballots.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's elections chief this week launched a new effort to purge inactive voters from state rolls, while using the announcement to push for passage of a bill making several changes to the state's election process.
A decades-old fight to expand and protect voting rights will intensify this weekend, when multiracial coalitions of civil, human and labor rights leaders hold rallies in Washington and across the nation to urge passage of federal voter protections eroded since the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Wednesday is the deadline for voters to register online and by mail.
Voter registrations in the counties won by Trump and Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election show Democrats may have some work to do.
Organizers are searching for ways to empower voters in communities of color and low-income areas that saw a decrease in turnout during the 2016 general election.
The judge sided with three voters represented by a conservative law firm who argued the state elections commission should have immediately deactivated any of the roughly 234,000 voters who didn't respond to an October mailing within 30 days. The voters were flagged as having potentially moved.
The Andrew Goodman Foundation filed the lawsuit Tuesday in federal court in Madison.
According to Vote.org, there was a significant increase in voter registration after Taylor Swift waded into politics.
The Beacon, in collaboration with the Dane County Board and the League of Women Voters in Dane County, is holding a drive at their East Washington location to help people register to vote.
After Saturday's March for Our Lives in support of gun control, students are vowing to get young voters registered and send a message in upcoming elections.
Officials Friday clarified earlier statements.
This State Journal editorial ran on March 6, 1877:
State lawmakers passed a measure earlier this year requiring Wisconsin to join a multi-state consortium that works to identify eligible voters who haven’t registered and informs them how to get on the books.
Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, so please celebrate it with us.
All voters must be registered to vote, and they must show a photo ID.
What's wrong with multiple avenues for getting people on the voter rolls -- especially in a country with poor voter turnout?
Wisconsin voters would be able to register online under a bill approved Wednesday by the Senate's elections committee.
Government Accountability Board tightens procedures while complaining that Gov. Scott Walker's budget will weaken services to public.