Yes. In League of United Latin American Citizens v. Perry, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled there are no provisions in the Constitution or federal law prohibiting states from redrawing their congressional or legislative maps at any time. However, they must redistrict at least every 10 years after the national census is completed.
Yes. In 1915, a state law was passed in Wisconsin stipulating that absentee ballots “must be opened only at the polls on election day while said polls are open.” While there have been minor language changes and renumberings throughout the years, the original law remains in place.
Yes. Wisconsin’s 1849 ban on abortion is the oldest in the nation that could go into effect post-Roe, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive health advocacy and research organization.
Yes. If voters have an active absentee ballot in Wisconsin, they can check the status of their ballot at the state’s website MyVote Wisconsin.
Yes. Through the Wisconsin Elections Commission website Badger Voters, any political party or individual can pay for and access data about the status of absentee ballots, including whether a ballot was counted or disqualified. This information can be used to send out texts or calls to voters about the status of their ballot, according to a statement from the WEC sent to Wisconsin Watch.
Yes. Kimberly Zapata, deputy director of the Milwaukee Election Commission, was fired for allegedly requesting fraudulent military ballots and sending them to Wisconsin Assembly member Janel Brandtjen, a Republican representing Menomonee Falls.
Yes. In a 2019 interview, Wisconsin’s Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson advocated for letting states, rather than the federal government, decide on abortion restrictions. That way, he said, “if you don’t like the result in your state that you currently reside in, you can move.”
Yes. U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said in a 2013 speech that he likes to use an analogy that compares Social Security to “candy” that the “left is giving away.”
No. A judge has found that the Republican-led, taxpayer-funded investigation of the 2020 election did not find widespread voter fraud.
Yes. In May 2022, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled in Doubeck v. Kaul that people with misdemeanor disorderly conduct convictions can obtain concealed carry gun permits — even when the incidents involve domestic violence.
No. Republican Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate and business owner Tim Michels has advocated for removing enrollment and income limits on school choice programs in Wisconsin to allow any parent to send their child to private school with a taxpayer-funded voucher, also known as “universal school choice.”
Yes. According to an analysis of leaked data by the Anti-Defamation League, six Wisconsin elected officials had memberships with the Oath Keepers, an extremist anti-government group.