Republicans want to restrict drop boxes and absentee voting. Democrats aim to make it easier to vote. Both parties favor quicker vote counting.
Category: Narrow Margin
Narrow Margin is a series by Wisconsin Watch staff, media partners and a University of Wisconsin-Madison investigative journalism class. The project is examining voting security, suppression and disinformation aimed at voters in Wisconsin — a crucial state that could determine the winner of the 2020 presidential election. The investigative reporting class is led by Dee J. Hall, managing editor for Wisconsin Watch.
Experts offer advice on how to make voting easier in Wisconsin
The state ranks relatively well on most measures of election administration. But some advocates say Wisconsin could do more to help people vote.
In evenly split Wisconsin, partisan divides may only grow
Close elections may become more common in Wisconsin, fueling participation but also more political divisiveness
‘We’re not going to be quiet’: Disability community in Wisconsin demands better access to voting
State’s decentralized election system makes it hard to guarantee accessibility; definition of ‘indefinitely confined’ under challenge
Wisconsin caucuses pose thorny safety issues during pandemic
Some towns and villages require residents to choose local candidates in January gatherings. Do these caucuses violate disability and voting rights?
Wisconsin’s nonvoters could be a powerful bloc — but barriers, disillusionment stand in the way
Working digitally and on the streets of Milwaukee, activists tried to convince nonvoters to go to the polls, but distrust and disgust kept some away
A pandemic. False fraud claims. A misplaced flash drive. How Milwaukee elections chief led high-pressure vote count.
Facing intense scrutiny, Claire Woodall-Vogg fought against ‘racially motivated’ attempts to suppress voting in the 2020 election.
Wisconsin GOP lawmakers call for tighter voting rules; Dems call election hearing a ‘sham’
Republicans called for changes to election law and made broad allegations of fraud and misconduct but offered little proof.
Despite a surge in absentee voting, changes to ballot processing languish in Wisconsin
Municipal clerks have urged the Legislature to allow processing of absentee ballots before Election Day. Those cries are growing louder.
Wisconsin GOP official bucks Trump and draws backlash: ‘There is no fraud in this election’
Lifelong Republican Rohn Bishop believes the GOP must stop trafficking in conspiracies and falsehoods, for the good of his party — and the country
Could lawmakers ‘mess’ with Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes? Possibly.
Experts say pro-Trump lawmakers could try to overturn voters’ will and send an alternate set of electors, but the Democratic governor could block the effort
Trump Wisconsin recount seeks to throw out tens of thousands of votes in Democratic strongholds
The president’s team wants to toss 170,000 in-person absentee ballots in Dane and Milwaukee counties; experts call the effort a long shot.