Stories tagged: "absentee voting"


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‘Big Lie’ Advocate Admits to Fraudulently Seeking Others’ Absentee Ballots—as a Way to Claim Fraud Exists

But the far-right advocate didn’t get the ballots of two public officials because the system worked. The Racine County Sheriff gives the crime a wink while advancing his own “Big Lie” claims.

FILE - Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis, speaks before President Donald Trump at a campaign rally at the Austin Straubel in Green Bay, Wis., Oct. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
Drop Box Bans, Fake Elector Handoffs, and Oversight Hijinks: How Ron Johnson Is Undermining Democracy Ahead Of His Own Election

On Friday, July 8th the Wisconsin State Supreme Court’s conservative majority ruled that absentee ballot drop boxes were illegal. Popularized during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, counties across Wisconsin and the United States utilized secure drop boxes as a means to return absentee ballots throughout the 2020 election cycle without incident. As A Better...

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State Justices Strike Down Drop Boxes While Perpetuating Untrue Conspiracy Theories About the 2020 Election

Conservatives debate the definitions of a box and determine a mailbox is allowed, while a secure, convenient drop box is not.

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Left Without Any Factual Reason to Attack the State’s Top Elections Administrator, Gableman Goes After Her Looks

Republican-hired inquisitor attacks Meagan Wolfe on right-wing radio show, and continues to spread conspiracy theories about the 2020 election.

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‘They Would Like Us to Quit or Die’: Elections Commission Member Ann Jacobs Takes on Her Critics

In hindsight, she says the Republican “investigation” of Wisconsin’s 2020 election did nothing but issue subpoenas and order office supplies.

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)
What to Know About GOP Lawmakers’ 40+ Election-Related Bills Since 2021

Almost 15 bills passed that would make it harder to vote absentee, criminalize common voting practices, and derail federal election guidance.