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AP: Trump wins Racine County, Biden leads state by 1%

RACINE COUNTY – Voters in Racine County preferred President Donald Trump over former Vice President Joe Biden by 4,321 votes during the 2020 general election. According to the Associated Press, Racine County saw a higher voter turnout than the 2016 Presidential Election, with 105,629 people casting their ballot, a 17 percent increase over 2016. With […]

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Election Day Photo Gallery

Election day is finally here. Did you vote? Wisconsinites have voted early, voted absentee, and voted in person. November 3, 2020 is the last day to vote for the Presidential Election. Today, we got in the spirit of voting. The Racine County Eye asked for individuals to share photos with us of them participating in […]

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Election observer tossed out of Festival Hall voting site

RACINE, WI – A City of Racine clerk asked an election observer for the Racine County Republican Party to leave Festival Hall after refusing to follow the rules regarding where he could stand. But Marty Prujansky, a first-time election observer, saw the situation differently. He said the designated areas did not allow him — or […]

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Masks, poll watchers, pandemic: Wisconsin prepares for Election Day

This article is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. As Calena Roberts sees it, voting on Election Day is a ritual. But it’s one that’s been disrupted this year. “My mother-in-law’s 90 years old,” said Roberts, SEIU Wisconsin state field director. “And she and my husband […]

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How Wisconsin voters can ‘cure’ the hundreds of ballots already rejected

By Nora Eckert Wisconsin Watch This article is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. When Melissa Lemke got a call that her absentee ballot had been rejected, she was convinced there had been some mistake. As an alderwoman in Racine, she knew how important it was […]

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DMV explains steps to obtain an ID to vote

Most Wisconsin voters already have some form of ID needed to vote, including a Wisconsin driver license or ID. There is no separate “voter ID” and a federally-compliant REAL ID card is not required for voting purposes. The Wisconsin Elections Commission provides a list of acceptable options to bring to the polls on its website, bringit.wi.gov. […]

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Partisan gridlock at Wisconsin Elections Commission frustrates voters, local officials

By Vanessa Swales Wisconsin Watch This article is co-published by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. As ballots began pouring in by mail after Wisconsin’s April 7 primary, local election officials became increasingly perplexed over which ones to count. A federal judge had ordered that ballots arriving as many as six days […]