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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.

In this file photo Michelle Orengo-McFarlane looks for her name on a voter registration list in San Francisco, California. Some voters don't discover they've been purged from the voter rolls until they go to vote. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

List maintenance or voter suppression: How the practice of maintaining voter lists became polarized

By: - October 8, 2020

In the last decade, millions of registered voters across the country have been removed from voter rolls.  In 2019, Ohio removed more than 460,000 voter registration files from its list. Georgia removed 313,000 people from its rolls in October 2019 alone, and in Michigan, from 2011 to 2018, 1.2 million voters were removed from voter […]

A screen shot of Joseph Mensah's Go Fund Me page. (Photo by Isiah Holmes)

No charges against Mensah for killing of 17-year-old

By: - October 7, 2020

Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah will not face charges for shooting and killing 17-year-old Alvin Cole in February, the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday. Cole was the third person killed by Mensah in five years.  “In this case, there is sufficient evidence that Officer Mensah had an actual subjective belief that deadly force […]

The progressive policy proposal in the deep red 5th Congressional District election

By: - October 7, 2020

Tom Palzewicz is running as a Democrat against one of the most well known and powerful Republicans in the Wisconsin State Legislature, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald. Palzewicz is running that race in the red 5th Congressional District to replace the retiring Jim Sensenbrenner — who has been in Congress since the Carter administration.  Palzewicz’ […]

Miller Park, Fiserv Forum will no longer be used as early voting locations

By: - October 6, 2020

The city of Milwaukee will no longer be able to use Fiserv Forum and Miller Park as locations for early voting, the Milwaukee Elections Commission announced Tuesday.  The stadiums will not be eligible because the city did not include them on its list of early voting locations in June when state statute required they be […]

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

Despite attacks from president, Wisconsinites vote absentee in huge numbers

By: - October 1, 2020

In the wake of attacks from President Donald Trump on the validity of mail-in voting and accusations of fraud, Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator Meagan Wolfe reassured voters of the system’s integrity and updated the numbers of ballots already requested, sent and received.  At a virtual press conference held Thursday, Wolfe said that Wisconsin’s municipal clerks […]

‘Y’all messed it up last time’

By: - October 1, 2020

Amanda Battle was six months away from turning 18 when she watched, powerless to do anything, as Donald Trump was elected president.  Emily Peters watched, furious that she couldn’t vote and Jaida Shellaugh was so stressed she went to sleep, pushing the news until the next morning.  Battle, Peters and Shellaugh, along with most other […]

Teacher wearing a face shield in class in COVID-19

Community groups demand action to prevent virus spread, protect health and education

By: - September 30, 2020

A group of community organizations in Milwaukee and the Milwaukee and Madison teachers’ unions called for more action from Wisconsin’s leaders to protect health and education in Wisconsin.  The coalition demanded that the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) move education online in all of Wisconsin’s public and private schools, colleges and universities as the […]

Kaul oral arguments

WILL tells Supreme Court that 5% error rate in voter purge is okay

By: - September 29, 2020

No clear indication was given on how the Wisconsin Supreme Court would rule in a case to decide whether nearly 130,000 Wisconsin voter registration records should stay on the voter rolls after oral arguments were held Tuesday.  At issue in the case is the ERIC Movers list, a database maintained by more than 30 states […]

Student ID

Federal judge won’t decide on student ID voting requirements before election

By: - September 24, 2020

In a federal lawsuit challenging Wisconsin’s laws on the acceptance of student IDs for voting, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that he wouldn’t weigh in before the general election to avoid “chaos and confusion.”   The plaintiffs counter that this causes unnecessary obstacles for student voters. The lawsuit, Common Cause Wisconsin and Benjamin Quintero v. Wisconsin […]

Sen. Scott Fitzgerald and Speaker Robin Vos hold a virtual press conference (six feet apart) on March 25, 2020

Vos, Fitzgerald appeal court ruling that extended election deadlines

By: - September 23, 2020

The Wisconsin State Legislature filed an appeal on Wednesday to the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in an attempt to stop the ruling of a district court judge that extended several deadlines important for November’s election. The original case was brought by the Democratic National Committee and others.  The Legislature, represented by Assembly Speaker […]

Shawano County Courthouse

Shawano County courthouse closed due to COVID-19 outbreak but DA won’t go virtual

By: - September 22, 2020

After a case of COVID-19 was confirmed among the county employees who work in the Shawano County Courthouse, the building was shut down until Oct. 5. But the Shawano County District Attorney Greg Parker continues to make his entire staff come into the office, an email obtained by the Wisconsin Examiner shows.  In the email, […]

University of Wisconsin symbol on building

Parisi, Blank go back and forth on UW’s role in spreading COVID-19

By: - September 22, 2020

Following a continued spike in Dane County COVID-19 cases, County Executive Joe Parisi on Sunday renewed his calls for UW-Madison to close dorms and move to entirely virtual classes for the remainder of the fall semester.  But on Monday, UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank said that the school’s efforts to contain the spread have started to […]