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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 concede, voting smooth in first major election since Trump conspiracies

By: - November 9, 2022

After two years of Republican agitation about election fraud and warnings that the 2022 midterm elections would be overrun by unruly and even violent election observers, the voters of Wisconsin were able to cast their ballots safely while the results have been accepted by the losing candidates.  In the early morning hours of Wednesday, candidates […]

Toney concedes, Kaul holds on for minuscule win in attorney general race

By: - November 9, 2022

Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul narrowly eked out a win in his reelection campaign against Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney. With more than 95% of votes cast across the state, Kaul’s lead was less than 5,000 votes — an exceedingly close election even for a state known for nail biters.  Around 1:20 […]

Van Orden wins seat in 3rd Congressional District

By: - November 9, 2022

Retired Navy SEAL Derrick Van Orden has defeated state Sen. Brad Pfaff in the race for the open seat in Wisconsin’s 3rd Congressional District.  Van Orden is headed to the U.S. House of Representatives two years after he lost a race for the same seat to incumbent Democratic Rep. Ron Kind, who had represented the […]

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Waukesha Co. Judge denies right-wing attempt to stop count of military absentee ballots

By: - November 7, 2022

A Waukesha County judge on Monday denied a last minute attempt by a right-wing group to bar absentee ballots cast by members of the military from being counted on Tuesday in order to verify that those votes come from real people.  The case was brought by the right-wing Thomas More Society on behalf of a […]

ADAM STEEN announces in Burlington, Wisconsin Thursday August 18, 2022 that he will be a write-in candidate in the November general election in his bid to unseat State Rep. Robin Vos (R-Rochester), the Assembly Speaker. His campaign slogan is “Toss Vos.” He shows Vos campaign literature which he said spread lies about him. Vos, who normally cruises to victory in elections, beat Trump-endorsed Steen who lost by only 260 votes in the August 9 primary. Vos appointed former state Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman last year to investigate the 2020 election, but said it could not legally be de-certified. Trump then turned on Vos for not doing more to contest the election. Steen entered the race saying Vos is not conservative enough. Vos has consistently endorsed Gableman’s election probe but fired him after the primary election after Gableman endorsed Steen’s candidacy. / Photo © Mark Hertzberg. Not for reuse.

Trump calls Vos ‘horrendous RINO’ in recorded robocall on behalf of write-in challenger Steen

By: - November 7, 2022

Former President Donald Trump is again attempting to oust Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) from his seat in the Legislature.  In the days before the Nov. 8 midterm election, Trump recorded a robocall on behalf of Adam Steen in which Trump calls Vos a “horrendous RINO,” (the acronym stands for Republican In Name Only). Steen, […]

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WEC Administrator welcomes observers, warns that votes take time to count

By: - November 7, 2022

Just days before the 2022 midterm elections, Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) Administrator Meagan Wolfe appeared at a virtual news conference Friday to outline how the state’s election processes are secure and detail the ways in which the system is protected.  Wolfe’s appearance came the day after it was announced that a city of Milwaukee election […]

Ag Sec. Vilsack visits Wisconsin to tout meat processing expansion

By: - November 4, 2022

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited western Wisconsin to tout a grant program expanding the region’s meat processing industry and an effort to better connect rural communities with the federal government.  Vilsack and White House domestic policy advisor Susan Rice were in Chippewa County to talk about the Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion […]

‘Tensions are high’ but election experts say voting is secure

By: - November 4, 2022

Ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections, experts and officials see tensions rising in Wisconsin and across the country.  Armed poll watchers have been guarding Arizona absentee drop-off sites. Wisconsin Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels, who won’t say if he’ll accept the results of the election, has promised that if he’s given control of the state’s election […]

Envelope containing voting ballot papers being sent by mail for absentee vote in presidential election

Milwaukee elections official fired after false requests of military absentee ballots

By: - November 3, 2022

Update: On Friday, the elections official, Kimberly Zapata, was officially charged with one felony count of misconduct in public office and three misdemeanor counts of making a false statement to obtain/vote an absentee ballot. Elections officials say that the fact she was caught shows the system is protected against fraud of this kind.  A Milwaukee […]

Waukesha Co. Sheriff investigating military absentee ballots sent to Rep. Brandtjen

By: - November 2, 2022

The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office is investigating who requested three absentee ballots on behalf of members of the military and had them sent to the home of a Republican lawmaker.  The three ballots arrived at the home of state Rep. Janel Brandtjen (R-Menomonee Falls) last Friday and she brought them, unopened, to the sheriff’s office […]

An absentee ballots for the April 7 election. (Photo by Henry Redman)

Tuesday last recommended day for putting absentee ballots in the mail

By: - November 1, 2022

Tuesday is the last day that Wisconsin election officials recommend returning an absentee ballot through the mail to make sure it arrives on time.  Ballots must arrive at a voter’s municipal clerk’s office by the time polls close at 8 p.m. on Election Day and election officials say ballots need at least a week to […]

Two absentee ballots in the mail sticking out of the front of a mail box on a pole

Ballot spoiling remains banned as clerks continue prepping for Election Day

By: - October 31, 2022

Last week, a state appeals court refused to block a lower court ruling, setting in stone the prohibition of a practice known as ballot spoiling — which allows a voter who has already submitted an absentee ballot to void it and vote again.  The 2nd District Court of Appeals decided Thursday against hearing an appeal […]