Voters with disabilities say election leaders are telling them they can’t have another person return their absentee ballot for them — contrary to federal law.
Dane County election review finds dozens of ineligible voters who cast ballots
Small number of cases shows why election officials say Wisconsin’s disorganized system for tracking those adjudicated ‘incompetent’ to vote needs a legislative fix.
Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate OK with Jan. 6 participant
The Republican-backed candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court says he has no problem with someone who was on the U.S. Capitol grounds during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection campaigning for him across the state in the waning days of the high stakes race, calling his work “invaluable.”
Wisconsin Weekly: Some Wisconsinites with criminal records must wait to vote
Felon voting rights explained; abortion issue looms in Wisconsin Supreme Court race; psychiatric hospital concerns mount; cash bail pushed; ‘junk fees’ targeted
After people on Medicaid die, states including Wisconsin aggressively seek repayment
Wisconsin’s ‘estate recovery program’ recouped more than $31 million in the 2019 fiscal year
Did a Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate advise on a plan to have fake electors vote for Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election?
Yes. Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Daniel Kelly advised Republican Party officials on a plan to have a group of Wisconsin Republicans sign paperwork falsely claiming to be electors in the 2020 presidential election.
Does Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion law allow abortion only for women who are in danger of dying?
Yes. The Wisconsin law prohibiting nearly all abortions states:
“Any person, other than the mother, who intentionally destroys the life of an unborn child is guilty of a Class H felony.”
Are Wisconsin political candidates able to buy TV ads at a cheaper rate than super PACs?
Yes. While political candidates must be legally offered lower TV ad rates, third parties like political action committees often pay higher market-based prices for the same time slots.
Did Wisconsin once belong to both the province of Quebec and the state of Virginia?
Yes. At different points in Wisconsin’s history, its territory was considered part of the now-Canadian province of Quebec and the state of Virginia.
Does Wisconsin have an above-average rate of repeat drunk drivers?
Yes. The rate of recidivism among drivers convicted for operating while intoxicated in Wisconsin surpasses the national estimate.
Do most Wisconsinites favor increasing public school funding?
Yes. Nearly two-thirds of Wisconsinites —63% — say they would favor increasing state support for public schools over increasing state support for students to attend private schools, according to a November 2022 Marquette Law School poll.
Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates clash over abortion, maps
The liberal candidate for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court isn’t backing down from her support for abortion rights or her belief that the state’s Republican-drawn legislative maps are unfair.