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TWO MILLION DOLLAR CHECKS: This Year, Out-of-State Liberals Dominated Donations to Wisconsin Political Parties

The ex-wife of a Silicon Valley super-investor. The governor of Illinois. George Soros. Out-of-state millionaires and billionaires are pouring money into the two major Wisconsin political parties in 2020. Huge donations from outside the state are becoming the norm in Wisconsin, where legal changes have allowed for ever-increasing political donations in recent years. Following the […]

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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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Could lawmakers ‘mess’ with Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes? Possibly.

By Anya van Wagtendonk Wisconsin Watch This article is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. When Wisconsin voters took to the polls on Nov. 3, they were not actually choosing among Joe Biden, Donald Trump and third-party candidates. Rather, they were voting for a slate of […]

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‘Checks and balances’: Inside the life cycle of a Wisconsin absentee ballot

By Nora Eckert Wisconsin Watch This article is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. A week after the Nov. 3 election, Wendy Helgeson said she still was being jolted awake by dreams of sorting through ballots. The head of the Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Association and a […]

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Kenosha mayor pleased with voting in city; presidential election to enter fifth day

Volunteers and Kenosha staff work to count the ballots coming in to the Kenosha Municipal Building, 625 52nd St., on Tuesday. The city received more than 30,000 absentee ballots by Election Day. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA ⏤ With the election process over in the city, Mayor John Antaramian has high praise for […]

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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 […]

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Mayors hold conference to talk voter safety against COVID, intimidation

KENOSHA ⏤ Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian and Racine Mayor Cory Mason had a message for voters Monday: We are doing all we can to ensure safe and accurate voting. The two local mayors joined three of their counterparts ⏤ Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee, Eric Genrich of Green Bay and Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway of Madison […]

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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 […]

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Countdown to November’s General Election: Wisconsin DMVs ready to provide identification

With less than one month left until the November General Election, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is ready to provide identification needed to vote by expanding online services and bolstering locations. Most people already have a driver’s license or ID card, or other forms of acceptable identification, to show at […]

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Wisconsin election infrastructure is mostly secure — but inaccurate counts are hard to catch and correct

Long-time Wisconsin resident and election reformer Jim Mueller said when he was a municipal clerk two decades ago, elections were not a stressful part of small town administration. And, “in my mother’s age, anybody that learned how to count by grade five could be a poll worker,” he said. His mother worked the polls in […]

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UW-Parkside Launches 2020 “Election Experience”

Undaunted by COVID-19, University of Wisconsin-Parkside will launch Election Experience 2020 beginning September 9, 2020. The Election Experience is comprised of a course as well as a series of co-curricular events from the beginning of the semester to the last day of class, and a coordination of class content to the co-curricular events. Every Wednesday, […]


Hundreds of Thousands of Nursing Home Residents May Not Be Able to Vote in November Because of the Pandemic

This story was originally published by ProPublica. It was written by Ryan McCarthy, ProPublica. It is part of Electionland, ProPublica’s collaborative reporting project covering problems that prevent eligible voters from casting their ballots during the 2020 elections. Walter Hutchins cast his first vote for president for Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952, and he has voted […]

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Skepticism urged as disinformation, voter suppression wash over Wisconsin

Late in July, President Donald Trump used his Twitter-powered megaphone to muse about postponing the Nov. 3 election, citing alleged — and widely debunked — concerns about mail-in voter fraud. Despite widespread efforts to fact-check the president — and make clear he lacks the power to delay the election — Trump’s voter fraud myth was […]

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A Wisconsin man with visual impairment tried to vote. The coronavirus got in his way.

Don Natzke, 69, has lived nearly his entire life with visual impairment. Natzke previously served as the executive director of the Milwaukee County Office for Persons with Disabilities, where he promoted accessible governmental policies to include people with disabilities. But when it came to Wisconsin’s April 7 election — the only in-person balloting held in […]

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2020 Partisan Primary Election Voting Guide

Wisconsin will host the 2020 Partisan Primary on August 11. However, the COVID 19-virus has caused the state to implement more regulations within Wisconsin. This year the only contested race between Democrats Roger Polack and Joshua Randazza-Pade for the 1st Congressional District. The top vote-getter will face incumbent Bryan Steil (R-Janesville). Voting is an essential civic […]

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