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Monday on Lake Effect: Lessons From 2016, Voter Suppression Tactics, Poll Worker Training

Monday on Lake Effect

We speak with Domenico Montanaro about the lessons learned from the 2016 election and how it compares to 2020. Then, we look at voter suppression and the last minute changes to election rules that could discourage people from voting. A Milwaukee poll worker explains the training process and expectations for election day. Plus, a contributor shares a poem and we hear music from Milwaukee musician Hayward Williams.


  • Domenico Montanaro, senior political correspondent and editor at NPR
  • Paru Shah, associate professor in the Department of Political Science at UW-Milwaukee
  • Ruthie Weatherly, volunteer poll worker
  • Shawn Ranft, writer
  • Hayward Williams, singer-songwriter