Voting


Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes speaks with small business owners and Wausau Mayor Katie Rosenberg, left, during an event Tuesday in Wausau. Barnes, one of 14 Democrats seeking to replace US Sen. Ron Johnson in the November election, said continued attempts by Johnson and other Republicans to restrict voting rights represent "an attack on democracy." (Photo by Julian Emerson)
‘Attack on Democracy’: Barnes Warns of Continued Efforts to Limit Voting

Republicans’ ongoing efforts to restrict the number of people allowed to vote poses a “serious danger” to democracy in America, Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes told UpNorthNews.

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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. 

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WI GOP Marks Jan. 6 Insurrection Anniversary With Conspiracies and Concerns for Rioters

Johnson releases a timeline listing the ways he has opposed investigations into a siege he continues to downplay.

Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman is leading a Republican-ordered inquiry into the 2020 election despite multiple court rulings, a recount in Dane and Milwaukee counties, and election experts finding no widespread fraud. (Screenshot via Office of the Special Counsel/YouTube)
Gableman Gives an Update to His Election ‘Investigation’ by Shouting at Lawmakers, Complaining About His Critics

Former state Supreme Court justice's update on Republican-led, taxpayer funded review devolves into heated exchange.

Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling, a Republican, accused the Wisconsin Elections Commission of felony election fraud because last year it temporarily suspended a rule that could have prevented nursing home residents from voting due to nursing home COVID protocols. (Screenshot via Racine County Sheriff's Office/Facebook)
Racine Sheriff Claims Election Officials Committed Fraud by Helping Nursing Home Residents Vote During COVID

Despite claims, charges haven’t yet been referred to the Racine County district attorney. It’s not clear if they ever will be. 

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Audit Confirms Results of 2020 Election, Finds Few Issues with Election Administration

Nonpartisan state bureau recommends Legislature or Elections Commission clarify rules on drop boxes, absentee ballots and more, but finds vote totals were accurate.