EXPO Wisconsin and WISDOM sue to block two Republican-sponsored measures from appearing on the April ballot.
Democrats call for removal of Wisconsin election official Robert Spindell for voting comments
Wisconsin Democrats are calling for the Republican leader of the state Senate to remove his appointee to the state’s bipartisan election commission over comments he made about minority turnout in Milwaukee.
Did a Wisconsin election official say he’s ‘proud’ of depressed voter turnout in Milwaukee?
Yes. Robert Spindell, the Vice Chair of the Wisconsin Elections Commission, wrote in an email,
“We can be especially proud of the City of Milwaukee (80.2% Dem Vote) casting 37,000 less votes than cast in the 2018 election with the major reduction happening in the overwhelming Black and Hispanic areas.”
Did Tony Evers win Wauwatosa by 40 points?
Yes. Official results, certified by the Wisconsin Elections Commission, show Democratic Gov. Tony Evers won about 69.8% of the vote in the city of Wauwatosa, compared to Republican Tim Michels’ 29.5%.
Election nonprofit that drew GOP ire in 2020 renews grants
A nonprofit group that became a point of controversy for distributing hundreds of millions of dollars in election grants during the 2020 presidential campaign is releasing a fresh round of money to local election offices, including in states where Republican lawmakers tried to ban the practice.
Did gas prices in Wisconsin fall by at least a dollar in the two weeks after the 2022 midterm elections?
No. Wisconsin gas prices fell significantly in the two weeks following the 2022 midterm elections — but not by a dollar. The average statewide decrease was around 50 cents, from $3.74/gallon to $3.32/gallon, between Nov. 10 — two days after Election Day — and Nov. 22, according to AAA data.
Did Donald Trump forego campaigning in Wisconsin for gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels because he felt Michels was going to win?
Yes. Former Republican Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels said on The Jay Weber Show on Nov. 29 that former President Donald Trump told him just before the 2022 election that he would not visit Wisconsin because Michels was poised to win.
Did Ron Johnson win reelection with one of the lowest approval ratings among US senators?
Yes. Republican Ron Johnson of Wisconsin had the third lowest approval rating (37%) among U.S. Senators, behind Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania (36%) and Mitch McConnell of Kentucky (33%), according to an April 2022 report from Morning Consult.
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Did Tony Evers say ‘holy mackerel’ in announcing his win early Wednesday morning?
Yes. Gov. Tony Evers announced his victory in the Wisconsin gubernatorial race in the early morning on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, saying in his acceptance speech, “Holy mackerel, folks, how about that?” He repeated his “holy mackerel” catchphrase in a tweet.
Did Dane County, Wisconsin have 88% voter turnout in 2022, tied with the 2018 midterms?
No. Dane County saw 80.3% turnout in the 2022 midterm election, according to unofficial results last updated at 5:12 a.m. on Nov. 9.
Can you track if your absentee ballot was counted in Wisconsin?
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.