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.
No. Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, has called for an immigration policy that “secures the border and also includes a path for citizenship,” according to a campaign ad released in May 2022.
Yes. Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers vetoed two bills related to guns on school grounds in April 2022. Evers vetoed Assembly Bill 495, which would have allowed people with a concealed carry license to possess a firearm in a vehicle on school grounds.
Yes. Wisconsin’s federal and state representatives are elected directly through popular vote. The winner is the candidate who receives the largest share — or plurality — of the popular vote in their electoral district, even if it’s less than 50%, which can happen when three or more candidates are running for the same position.
No. Wisconsin voters who may have changed their minds about their votes — or whose chosen candidates drop out before an election — can no longer void their absentee ballots and vote again, a process known as “spoiling.”
Yes. Since 2019 — when Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers took office — Wisconsin has improved more than 4,600 miles of highways and roads, according to the Department of Transportation’s data from July.
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. Since taking office in 2019, Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has vetoed multiple bills from the Legislature seeking to restrict access to abortion. In one day — Dec. 3, 2021 — he vetoed five of these bills.
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.”
Yes. In 2021, U.S. News and World Report ranked Wisconsin 8th for education; that is up from 2018, when the state ranked 18th for education.
Yes. Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said, “I’ve always been a big supporter of big pharma … I’m all for the profit motive, the development of new drugs.”
Yes. If enacted in Wisconsin, a “revenue-neutral” flat income tax of 5.22% would bring tax increases for the 96.6% of Wisconsin taxpayers with adjusted gross incomes between $20,000 and $300,000, according to a group of over two dozen economists.