Elections


Eau Claire City Hall drop box
Ballot Drop Boxes Are Legal Again After Appeals Court Blocks Waukesha Judge’s Order

Three-judge panel says circuit court judge’s ruling comes too close to Feb. 15 primary.

John Kraft, former St. Croix County Republican Party chair, has been approved as a poll worker in Hudson despite his violent rhetoric. A City Council member who objected to his appointment was forced to apologize. (Screenshot via River Channel/YouTube)
Ex-GOP Official Who Told People to ‘Prepare for War’ Will Be a Hudson Election Worker

The pushback against a city council member who objected shows GOP's efforts to exert control over all aspects of elections.

State Capitol dome interior
Years After Stripping the Office of Its Powers, GOP Sees Secretary of State as Key to Controlling Elections

Four Republicans stumping for as a way to diminish, dissolve the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

Michael Gableman, the conservative former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice hired by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) to lead a partisan, taxpayer-funded investigation into the 2020 election. (Screenshot via WI Office of Special Counsel/YouTube)
Gableman Denied Working With a Group That Tried to Overturn the Election. The Group’s Leader Says Otherwise.

Gableman's taxpayer-funded investigation has right-wing ties and is shrouded in secrecy.

Drop boxes are designed to provide voters an alternative spot to deliver their absentee ballot, as opposed to traditional mail service. (Photo by Ethan Duran)
How a Ballot Drop Box Ban Will Hurt Voters and ‘Create More Distrust’

Last-minute rule change before February and April elections could lead to confusion and hurt elderly and disabled voters, officials say. 

(Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
Persistent 2020 Election Lies by Local Republican Parties Pose ‘Extremely Troubling’ Issues

A year after the consequences were realized in the Jan. 6 insurrection, local political parties are still spreading lies on Facebook.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester), center, is flanked by Rep. Mark Born (R-Beaver Dam), left, and Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) during a July 2021 press conference. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
18 Actions Wisconsin Republicans Have Taken to Undermine the Electoral System

It’s been a year of baseless investigations, attempted voter restrictions, and lies following Trump’s loss.