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Why did Racine area voters vote the way they did?

RACINE COUNTY, WI — Thousands of people headed to the polls Tuesday night in what appeared to be an unprecedented midterm election turnout that reflected a deep divide politically, culturally and economically. The divide also reflected a deep frustration with both parties, with some telling the Racine County Eye that they used to vote for […]

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Security seals and documentation: The life cycle of Wisconsin election ballots

by Matt Mencarini / Wisconsin Watch, Wisconsin WatchNovember 4, 2022 Wisconsin Watch is a nonprofit and nonpartisan newsroom. Subscribe to our our newsletter to get our investigative stories and Friday news roundup. As Wisconsinites head to the polls on Tuesday they may only spend four or five minutes with their ballot. They’ll mark their votes, get a sticker […]

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Assembly District 64: McGuire vs. Hibsch rematch

RACINE AND KENOSHA — The 2022 general election race for the 64th Assembly District is a rematch between Democrat Tip McGuire and Republican Ed Hibsch. The election is this Tuesday (Nov. 8). The 64th District straddles Racine and Kenosha Counties. The Racine County portion includes portions of the City of Racine’s south side (wards 31, […]

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Assembly District 62: Wittke seeks 3rd term, challenged by Hammes

RACINE COUNTY — Robert Wittke (R) is running for his third term in the 62nd Assembly District. Wittke is challenged by Tony Hammes, who is running for office for the first time. Racine County Eye asked the candidates the same questions via email and have only edited their responses for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization. […]

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Johnson, other Republicans rally in Racine for last-minute election push

MOUNT PLEASANT, WI — Wisconsin Republicans at a rally held Saturday promised a red wave would indeed be forthcoming. As part of a 60-stop bus tour, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), U.S. Representative Bryan Steil (R-Janesville), and Tim Michels, candidate for governor, made a stop at Angry Brothers Pub, 6501 Washington Ave., to energize their […]

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2022 General Election guide for Racine County: Who is on the ballot?

RACINE COUNTY — The 2022 general election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 8. Wisconsin’s polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. that day for in-person voting. Voters may also choose to vote absentee and submit ballots via mail or delivered in person to their municipal clerk on or before Election Day. […]

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Former President Barack Obama featured at Milwaukee early voting rally

by Isiah Holmes, Wisconsin ExaminerOctober 31, 2022 If energy has been building in recent weeks ahead of the November election, it reached a peak in Milwaukee over the weekend. Hundreds of Wisconsinites gathered at Milwaukee’s North Division High School on Saturday to see former President Barack Obama, who appeared on stage alongside Gov. Tony Evers […]

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Building Unity Wisconsin brings ‘Democracy Tour’ to Racine Sept. 15-16

RACINE – Building Unity Wisconsin is bringing its Democracy Tour to six locations in the City of Racine over two days next week. Describing the tour’s purpose as “to help people all over Wisconsin to find each other and come together to build a united movement in support of democracy,” the Building Wisconsin organization will […]

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Candidate Mandela Barnes: ‘It’s been wild in a good way’

RACINE – Two days after securing a primary election victory to become the Democratic Party’s candidate for U.S. Senator, Mandela Barnes brought his campaign to Downtown Racine on Thursday morning with stops at a pair of Black-owned small businesses. Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes – “It’s been wild in a good way,” Barnes said in a […]

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