Elections


A video exhibit showing former President Donald Trump plays as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol continues to reveal its findings of a year-long investigation, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, June 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
A $250 Million Trump Con: Six Key Takeaways From Jan. 6 Committee Hearing No. 2

The Trump campaign used the Big Lie to ask supporters for money that wasn’t even used to contest the 2020 election results, according to testimony heard Monday in the US House Committee’s investigation into the Jan. 6 attack. Here’s what else you need to know. 

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‘I Was Slipping in People’s Blood’: 6 Key Takeaways From Jan. 6 Committee Hearing No. 1

Aware of the Jan. 6 mob’s chants to ‘Hang Mike Pence,’ former President Trump responded: “Maybe our supporters had the right idea."

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Wisconsin Billionaires Who Got a Monster Tax Break From Ron Johnson Are Now Spending Millions to Get Him Re-elected

One, for example, had her taxes reduced by $36 million in just the first year of the new pass-through break championed by Johnson and other Republicans.

Spindell Knudson
Update: The Non-Conspiracy Theorist Republican Who Quit the State Elections Commission Was Pressured by Ron Johnson

Senator's spokesperson confirms telling Dean Knudson he'd lost grassroots' confidence—increasing the chance that someone embracing "Big Lie" election falsehoods will take charge of the commission.

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Progressive Judge Janet Protasiewicz to Run for State Supreme Court

Conservative Patience Roggensack’s retirement creates a fight for court control. The US Supreme Court, meanwhile, sees a major downshift in public opinion in a new Marquette Poll.

Kleefisch addresses the Republican Party of Wisconsin state convention
Kleefisch Fails to Win GOP Endorsement, Responds by Declaring Victory

Wisconsin’s Republican Party convention adopted resolutions to criminalize abortion, abolish bipartisan state election commission, not allow automatic citizenship for babies born in the United States, and oppose gun safety rules with broad public support.

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Pennsylvania Primary Is a Preview of ‘Big Lie’ Influence in the Wisconsin GOP Race for Governor

Swing states face the prospect of anti-democracy governors taking charge and interfering in elections. Wisconsin candidate Tim Ramthun has hired one of the architects of the Trump campaign’s fake electors scheme.