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. In March, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers vetoed Senate Bill 296, which created a definition for “riot” and provided criminal penalties for participation in one. He stated that current laws already prohibit these activities and that the law could lead to First Amendment violations.
Yes. Studies have found that machine scanners are more accurate than hand counts. Local election officials also say hand-counting ballots would require more time and resources.
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Yes. On June 24, 2015, former Gov. Scott Walker signed into law a bill repealing Wisconsin’s 48-hour waiting period for purchasing a handgun.
Yes. During his 2018 campaign, Gov. Tony Evers set a goal to reduce Wisconsin’s prison population by half, although he has never provided a time frame for implementing that plan.
Under tax cuts signed by Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, 86% of taxpayers saw a 15% decrease in income taxes. It is estimated that the 2021-23 biennial budget signed by Evers provided tax relief to 2.4 million Wisconsinites — marking one of the largest tax cuts in the state’s history.
No. On Sept. 26, 2022, the Republican Party of Wisconsin and the National Republican Senatorial Committee filed a lawsuit against the city of Milwaukee’s mayor and election commission for failing to release public records related to the administration of the upcoming midterm elections.
Yes. In 2018, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson visited Moscow, Russia with a group of seven other members of Congress on the Fourth of July. During the visit, the group warned Russia to not interfere with the U.S. 2018 midterm elections.
Yes. Homicide and aggravated assault in Wisconsin rose between 2018—the year before Gov. Tony Evers took office—and 2021, although the rates of rape and robbery in the state did not. Between 2019 and 2021, homicides rose by 70% — reaching 315 in 2021.