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Henry Redman

Henry Redman

Henry Redman is a staff reporter for the Wisconsin Examiner who focuses on covering Wisconsin's towns and rural areas. He previously covered crime and courts at the Daily Jefferson County Union. A lifelong Midwesterner, he was born in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a degree in journalism in May 2019.

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Candidates in Republican attorney general primary promise tough-on-crime policies

By: - August 8, 2022

In the three-person Republican primary for Wisconsin attorney general, all the candidates promise to bring tough-on-crime policies to the state Department of Justice — although only one of them has law enforcement experience.  The race is between Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney, former state Rep. Adam Jarchow and attorney Karen Mueller, but […]

Abortion bans, COVID lockdowns and income tax repeal are key issues in Republican Lt. Gov primary

By: - August 5, 2022

The crowded primary race to be the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor this fall includes eight candidates from a variety of backgrounds, but support for Wisconsin’s 1849 felony abortion ban and tax cuts and continued opposition to measures instituted to stop the spread of COVID-19 in 2020 have dominated the race.  The position of lieutenant […]

Republican commissioners propose barriers to absentee requests in wake of right-wing activist fraud

By: - August 4, 2022

Two Republican members of the Wisconsin Elections Commission said during a meeting Wednesday that they are in favor of adding barriers to the state’s online absentee ballot request system to make it harder for people to impersonate someone else and request a ballot.  The statements came just one week after Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling […]

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Opposition to abortion ban exemptions leaves child sex assault victims with limited options

By: - August 3, 2022

The three candidates vying to be the Republican nominee for governor this fall have repeatedly said they’re not in favor of adding any further exceptions to the state’s abortion ban, which kicked back into effect this summer when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.  The state’s criminal abortion ban, which was initially enacted […]

Neglected livestock siting rules frustrate farmers, local governments, environmental groups alike

By: - August 2, 2022

The economics of modern agriculture are pushing farmers across Wisconsin to get bigger or die, yet the state’s rules guiding where large farms can be located haven’t been updated in more than 15 years and the board responsible for hearing appeals of those decisions has had a number of vacant seats for years.  This status […]

Michael Gableman in Dane County Circuit Court on Thursday, June 23 | Screenshot via Wisconsin Eye

Another judge orders attorney fees to be paid over Gableman open records suits

By: - August 1, 2022

A second Dane County judge ordered attorneys fees to be paid to the government watchdog group suing for records related to the review of the 2020 presidential election being conducted by former state Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman.  On Monday, Dane County Circuit Court Judge Frank Remington awarded $163,000 in fees to American Oversight, which […]

Bob Spindell testifying at legislative election hearing via WisEye

Elections Commission delays seeking criminal charges after fraudulent absentee ballot requests

By: - July 29, 2022

The Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) met Thursday night to discuss a recent announcement from the Racine County Sheriff’s Office that a number of activists had fraudulently requested absentee ballots as a way to prove the state’s online election system is vulnerable to fraud.  The commission decided to wait until next week to consider referring criminal […]

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Wisconsinites with disabilities push for voting rights

By: - July 29, 2022

Wisconsinites with disabilities say they’re concerned that a recent decision from the state Supreme Court will force them to ask their friends and family to break the law in order to help them vote.  At an event Thursday celebrating the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) hosted by Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW) […]

Racine Co. Sheriff alleges online voting tool vulnerable to fraud

By: - July 29, 2022

Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling alleged on Wednesday that there are “vulnerabilities” in Wisconsin’s statewide election website because people can request absentee ballots under someone else’s name. Election officials responded that this is a crime and the fact that someone can commit a crime doesn’t mean it’s a vulnerability.  In the process of searching for […]

Former Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman leads the partisan review of the 2020 election. (YouTube | Office of the Special Counsel)

Dane Co. judge says election review has found ‘absolutely no evidence’ of fraud

By: - July 28, 2022

Dane County Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn said in a hearing Thursday that the partisan review of the 2020 presidential election by former state Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman has found “absolutely no evidence” of fraud despite spending more than a year and $1 million on the search.  What the review has done, she said, is show […]

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Four disabled Wisconsin voters sue to protect their voting rights after Supreme Court absentee ballot decision

By: - July 26, 2022

Four Wisconsin voters with disabilities filed a lawsuit last week in federal court seeking to ensure they can have someone else return their absentee ballots for them after a Wisconsin Supreme Court decision earlier this month banned the practice.  The voters, who all have mobility issues because of their disability, allege that the Supreme Court […]

Ramthun says third lawmaker has joined effort to decertify 2020 election results

By: - July 25, 2022

Wisconsin state Rep. Tim Ramthun (R-Campbellsport) said at a news conference Monday that a third lawmaker has signed on as a co-sponsor in his effort to have the Legislature decertify the state’s 2020 election results and recall its 10 electoral votes.  “This subject matter of elections is number one in the state and it will […]