President Donald Trump claims widespread fraud in states including Wisconsin. Elections officials say numerous safeguards make that nearly impossible.
Milwaukee’s head of elections says the flash drive with absentee vote totals was always in the custody of election authorities or the police.
Despite smaller turnout, activists see hopeful signs of determination as voters cast ballots amid a pandemic and barriers to get-out-the-vote efforts.
On November 7, as media organizations announced that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, were the winners of the 2020 election, Wisconsinites gathered together to both celebrate and lament the results. In Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin Watch staff captured scenes of both jubilation and solemn resolve.
Supporters of President Donald Trump falsely suggested fraud after votes shifted to former Vice President Joe Biden.
As Wisconsin voters cast their ballots for president and a host of other races on Nov. 3, Wisconsin Watch photographers visited polling places, too: to capture the faces of the electorate in Madison and Milwaukee.
Wisconsin voters headed to the polls today to help pick the country’s next president — and weigh in on state and local races, capping an extraordinary election transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Voters in this crucial swing state set aside fears of infection and possible intimidation as they headed to the polls Tuesday.
Nora Eckert from Wisconsin Watch spoke to Wisconsin’s Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul about the state law that bars voter intimidation, what to watch for when it comes to election observers and reports about possible militia activity on Election Day.
Election officials say they expect a smooth day of voting Tuesday, but they remain on the lookout for disruptions and intimidation.
Among the changes making voting safer during the COVID-19 pandemic: absentee ballot drop boxes installed by local clerks around the state.
With Election Day just days away, voters are being urged to deposit their absentee ballots in one of the over 500 secure drop boxes across the state. Ballots deposited in these boxes go directly to election officials without risk of delay.