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In evenly split Wisconsin, partisan divides may only grow

By Nora Eckert and Anya van Wagtendonk Wisconsin Watch This article is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. This summer, amid the country’s roiling pandemic and racial unrest, Sage Conrad hung signs outside of the café her parents own. The message was simple: “Black Lives Matter.” […]

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Ten checks the state of Wisconsin uses to catch voter fraud

BY HOWARD HARDEE, FOR THE BADGER PROJECT Since Election Day, no evidence of widespread voter fraud has emerged in Wisconsin — or any other state. But politicians, propagandists, and social media influencers have sought to undermine the results of the presidential election in Wisconsin before and after Nov. 3. With President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration set […]

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Wisconsin GOP official bucks Trump and draws backlash: ‘There is no fraud in this election’

By Howard Hardee Wisconsin Watch Knowing he would probably face fierce criticism, Rohn Bishop raised a dissenting voice while some of his fellow conservatives argued in favor of invalidating votes in Wisconsin. Fond du Lac County Republican Party Chairman Rohn Bishop is seen in the workshop at his home in Waupun, Wis., surrounded by posters […]

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Trump Wisconsin recount seeks to throw out tens of thousands of votes in Democratic strongholds

By Nora Eckert and Anya van Wagtendonk Wisconsin Watch This article is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. It may feel like 2016 all over again for some Wisconsin election officials: a presidential contender wins by about a 20,000-vote margin, there is a nearly even partisan […]

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Falsehoods about Wisconsin’s vote count are flying. Here’s the truth.

By Howard Hardee Wisconsin Watch Falsehoods flew in all directions on Nov. 4 as the results of the presidential election hung on a razor’s edge. After former Vice President Joe Biden took an early morning lead over President Donald Trump, speculation about Wisconsin’s vote-counting process ran wild on social media. Just before 10 a.m., Michael […]

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AP calls Wisconsin for Biden; group celebrates in Civic Center Park

Supporters of Joe Biden stand in Civic Center Park Wednesday holding signs stating “Voters Decide” while celebrating Biden’s projected victory in the state. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA ⏤ The Associated Press’ selection of Joe Biden as the projected winner of the state in the general election had a near instant reaction in […]

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Lost packages and late ballots: Wisconsin’s postal woes predate Trump administration shakeup

When the packages Susan Brown sent from her business in Fitchburg, Wisconsin took longer than usual to reach customers in New York City and parts of Michigan in late April, Brown figured the pandemic had slowed down the mail. After all, the Japanese kitchen knives she and her husband import and distribute nationwide were bound […]

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Here’s How Wisconsin Voted On Donald Trump Impeachment

WISCONSIN — Wisconsin’s representatives in Congress voted along party lines Wednesday night as the House of Representatives voted as a group to approve two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump and charge him with abusing his office and also obstructing congress. Wisconsin’s three democratic representatives were for impeaching the president, while the state’s four […]

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See Live: House Committee Debates Articles Of Impeachment

Members of the House Judiciary Committee will debate two articles of impeachment Thursday against President Trump, considering amendments before voting whether to recommend that the full House approve the charges and send them to the Senate for a trial. The articles as written accuse Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress and follow […]

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Live Stream: First Televised Impeachment Hearing Gets Underway

WHITE HOUSE — The House Intelligence Committee is holding the first televised impeachment hearing on Wednesday. The three witnesses called this week have all already testified behind closed doors but anticipation is building for what the selected individuals will say with the cameras on.The committee leading the public impeachment hearing, headed by Chairman Adam Schiff, […]

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Local Democrats protest Trump asking Attorney General to resign

RACINE – Local Democrats in Racine took to the streets Thursday night as part of a nationwide protest after President Donald J. Trump forced Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign. Trump asked Sessions to step down from the job after Sessions recused himself from an inquiry around a special investigation into Russia’s election interference. Sessions […]