Prosecutors charged just 192 people with election-related crimes since 2012, but more than half of the cases were related to felony probation status
Janet Protasiewicz, Dan Kelly advance in Wisconsin Supreme Court primary
A liberal Milwaukee judge and a conservative former state Supreme Court justice won Tuesday’s primary to face off in a pivotal Wisconsin Supreme Court race that will determine majority control with major issues looming.
GOP election tactics no surprise to Wisconsin’s Black voters
Recent revelations about Republican election strategies targeting minority communities in Wisconsin’s biggest city came as no surprise to many Black voters.
Wisconsin Senate OKs welfare vote, nixes Evers’ abortion ask
Republican Wisconsin lawmakers on Tuesday rejected calls from Gov. Tony Evers and other Democrats to ask voters whether the state should continue to ban abortions, opting instead to advance a ballot question on welfare eligibility.
Partisan-backed Wisconsin court candidates vow to be fair
Partisan-backed candidates running for a seat that will determine whether conservatives or liberals have majority control of the Wisconsin Supreme Court said at a Monday forum that they would not let party politics influence how they rule.
Wisconsin Republicans try to skirt vetoes, let voters decide
Republican lawmakers are moving quickly in the opening days of the legislative session to work around Wisconsin’s Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who vetoed a record number of bills from the GOP-controlled Legislature in his first term.
Wisconsin GOP leader wants to change military voting
The Republican leader of the Wisconsin Senate said Thursday that he is considering legislation that would change the state’s military absentee voting laws, reversing his previous position on the issue. Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu’s support for taking action comes after some members of the bipartisan Wisconsin Election Commission said changes to the law could be the […]
DOJ subpoenas election officials in Wisconsin and other states Trump disputed
Special counsel Jack Smith has subpoenaed local election officials in Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona and Pennsylvania, asking for communications with or involving former President Donald Trump, his 2020 campaign aides and a list of allies involved in his efforts to try to overturn the results of the election.
Republicans court parade crash judge for Wisconsin state bench
Wisconsin Judge Jennifer Dorow drew fan mail and gifts from people who admired her handling of the often disruptive actions of a man on trial for killing six people by driving through a Christmas parade. Now she’s the popular choice of some Republicans to run next year in hopes of sealing a conservative majority on a Wisconsin […]
Did Wisconsin Republicans achieve a veto-proof supermajority in the Legislature in the 2022 election?
No. While Republicans will hold a supermajority in the Senate, they fell short in the Assembly — meaning they lack the necessary two-thirds majority in both chambers to override Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ vetoes.
Did Tim Michels say that he will end democracy in Wisconsin?
No. Tim Michels, the Republican candidate for governor of Wisconsin, said at a campaign stop in Jefferson County on Oct. 31, 2022 that, “Republicans will never lose another election after I’m elected governor.” Michels’ spokesperson Brian Fraley said Michels merely meant Republicans would be rewarded for doing a good job.
Security seals and documentation: The life cycle of Wisconsin election ballots
Voters spend just a few minutes to cast their votes, but their ballots will live much longer — and their paths before and after Election Day are carefully documented.