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New polling location for some Village of Mount Pleasant residents begins Aug. 9

MOUNT PLEASANT – Residents in Wards 9, 13, 14, and 24 of the Village of Mount Pleasant will have a new polling location starting Aug. 9. The new location, which will be ready to welcome voters for the upcoming Wisconsin Partisan Primary, is Racine Bible Church, 12505 Spring St., in Sturtevant. This is located between […]

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2020 election critics challenge local GOP incumbents; Vos, Wanggaard targeted on August 9 primary election

RACINE COUNTY – Two long-time Racine County legislators are being challenged in the August 9 Republican primary 2020 election by candidates that are questioning the integrity of the 2020 general election in which President Joe Biden narrowly defeated Donald Trump. Wisconsin Voter Alliance, an organization critical of the 2020 Wisconsin election, placed billboards like this […]

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Ballot drop boxes cause for lawsuits in Racine, Kenosha

RACINE AND KENOSHA – The Cities of Racine and Kenosha are among five Wisconsin cities sued this week by a conservative law firm over the use of absentee ballot drop boxes. The Thomas More Society of Chicago, on behalf of individual residents from Racine, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Madison and Kenosha, filed separate lawsuits on Wednesday […]

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REDISTRICTING RECAP: More Republican gerrymandering for now. But hope remains for pro-democracy proponents, Democrats

by The Badger Project, The Badger ProjectApril 29, 2022 While Wisconsin Supreme Court gave Republicans major wins, the 2023 election could reverse them. On the left, the congressional districts from the 2010s, and on the right, the new districts for the next decade. In the recent round of redistricting, Wisconsin’s congressional districts changed only slightly […]

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OPINION: Issues pertaining to the Wisconsin fall Senate race and Black voters

OPINION – The upcoming fall Wisconsin Senate race will be one of the most important in the state’s history, especially for the Black population of the Southeastern sectors of Racine and Kenosha. Although there are many Democratic candidates running, the seat is held by the highly conservative and eccentric Republican Ron Johnson. As a conservative, […]

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Wisconsin’s Court of Appeals elections continue trend of increasing partisanship

by Henry Redman, Wisconsin ExaminerApril 1, 2022 The race for a seat on Wisconsin’s District II Court of Appeals has descended into partisan sniping in campaign ads, drawn the attention of out-of-state political action committees (PACs), and one candidate has received donations from some of the state’s most prominent conservative donors.  Elections to Wisconsin’s courts […]

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Wanggaard files complaint against Racine over voter website, Dems say he’s causing confusion

Wisconsin Senator Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) filed a complaint with the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) Tuesday against the City of Racine for its practice of accepting ballots from someone other than the voter. Municipal clerks have — as common practice — accepted ballots from people delivering them on behalf of other voters, especially the elderly and […]

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Wisconsin Supreme Court denies Evers motion to supplement record in redistricting case

by Henry Redman, Wisconsin ExaminerApril 1, 2022 The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday denied a motion from Gov. Tony Evers requesting to add information to the court record in the case to determine Wisconsin’s new political maps.  Early last month, the court ruled that maps submitted by Evers most complied with constitutional and legal standards […]