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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 […]

Posted inKenosha LensUptown Observer

Kenosha takes third in ‘5 Mayors’ early voting challenge

Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian, left, and James Burnett of Kane Communications speak during Monday’s press conference held via Zoom around noon. Screenshot. KENOSHA ⏤ More than 50% of the electorate in Wisconsin’s five largest cities have cast early ballots for Tuesday’s election. The mayors of those cities ⏤ including Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian and Racine […]

Posted inElectionsGovernmentLocal newsPolitics

Wisconsin GOP leaders made it harder to vote, especially for Black residents

By Claire Campbell and Laura Schultz Wisconsin Watch Melody McCurtis and Danell Cross start their day early on a recent sunny Sunday morning, going door to door in their neighborhood northwest of downtown Milwaukee. Leaders of the nonprofit Metcalfe Park Community Bridges, the mother and daughter make their way slowly along the route wearing masks […]

Posted inBreakingCommunityElections

UPDATE: Racine mayor Mason announces expanded voting hours and locations

Racine Mayor Cory Mason and the Office of the City Clerk have announced the expansion of early voting hours and the addition of satellite voting locations for City of Racine residents for the Nov. 6 election. In addition to increasing voting hours and locations, the City also installed voter registration kiosks in the public library […]

Posted inElectionsGovernment

Take Our Poll: Should Early Voting be Uniform or Unique to the Community?

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos plans to once again introduce legislation that will limit early voting, he says, to make availability more uniform across the state. U.S. District Court Judge James Peterson last July struck down a number of provisions of the state’s voter ID laws, including restrictions on limited hours and locations for early voting, […]

Posted inGovernment

Area Clerks Report Brisk Early Voting

Area residents are turning out for early voting at a rate that could equal a quarter of all local ballots cast in the November 2014 election. Turnout statewide is predicted at 2.5 million voters, or 56.4 percent, about the same as during the 2012 gubernatorial recall election, a story from WTMJ 4 News reads. In the Villages […]