UP: John Quinlan. The gay rights activist wins Madison's Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award, an annual honor recognizing people who contribute to harmony and tolerance. Quinlan is the former executive director of OutReach and the host of Forward Forum, a weekly talk show on the Mic 92.1.
DOWN: Disabled voters in Wisconsin. A statewide audit finds that some polling sites lack accessible doorways or handicapped parking, and that special voting machines for the disabled did not always work. The audit also suggests some polling sites lied about being accessible in order to get $6,000 in federal money.