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Racine County Sheriff alleges online voting tool vulnerable to fraud

by Henry Redman, Wisconsin ExaminerJuly 29, 2022 Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling alleged on Wednesday that there are “vulnerabilities” in Wisconsin’s statewide election website because people can request absentee ballots under someone else’s name. Election officials responded that this is a crime and the fact that someone can commit a crime doesn’t mean it’s a […]

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Racine County Sheriff’s Deputies To Hand Out Milkshake Gift Cards

RACINE COUNTY – Racine County Sheriff’s deputies will be handing out gift cards for milkshakes in the coming weeks, thanks to a donation by two area businesses. Kravings Premium Beverages and M. Buse Contractors partnered to sponsor 250 $5-rechargable gift cards that were donated to the Sheriff’s Office. The cards are redeemable at Kravings, a […]

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Sheriff Presented With Flag Woodworking Project

RACINE – Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling on Tuesday was presented with a two-by-three-foot wooden American flag made in a Horlick High School technology education class. Leland Janasiak, a sophomore, constructed the flag project using a variety of tools, including table and miter saws, a torch, chisel, orbital sander, drill, clamps, wood glue and laser […]

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Sheriff To DAs: Prosecute Elections Commissioners

RACINE COUNTY – Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling has asked the district attorneys in the home counties of five members of the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) to prosecute the members for felony misconduct in office. Schmaling also renewed his call to Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul to open a statewide investigation into votes cast by […]

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Election fraud charges sought against 5 Wisconsin Election Commission members

RACINE COUNTY – The Racine County Sheriff’s Office referred election fraud charges Wednesday to the Racine County District Attorney’s Office against five members of the Wisconsin Elections Commission. Commissioners Margaret Bostelmann, Julie Glancey, Ann Jacobs, Dean Knudson, and Mark Thomsen were all named, but they have not formally been charged. Referrals for charging have been […]

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Racine County Sheriff alleges voting issues during 2020 presidential election

RACINE COUNTY – Officials with the Racine County Sheriff’s Office sounded an alarm around alleged voting issues, specifically how one long-term care facility collected ballots for the fall 2020 presidential election. During a press conference held Thursday morning, Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling released findings of a 10-month-long investigation into the role staff at the […]

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Two girls saved after being pulled out to deeper water by Lake Michigan current

RACINE – The strong currents of Lake Michigan caused a third swimming emergency after two girls were pulled into deeper water at 5:02 p.m. Monday, June 21. One girl received cuts and scratches. Rescue personnel transported a second girl to Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee by Flight for Life because she needed medical attention. The officers […]

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Sheriff Schmaling Announces Promotions

Sheriff Christopher Schmaling has announced the following promotions: Lieutenant Cary Madrigal has been promoted to the rank of Captain.   Sergeant Michael Spiegel has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.   Investigator Kurt Heiser has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant.   Investigator James Spranger has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant.   Deputy Kristen Kachelmeier […]