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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.

Picture still murky one day after election

By: - April 8, 2020

One day after Wisconsin’s spring election, the state has just a smattering of the data needed to get a full picture of how the COVID-19 pandemic influenced voting behaviors.  Since polls closed, a handful of municipalities have reported the number of ballots received so far; a presidential candidate on yesterday’s ballots dropped out of the […]

‘All things considered’ Wisconsin does its best to vote

By: - April 7, 2020

Wisconsin’s 2020 spring election will be graded on a curve — well, two actually.  The first curve is how well election officials were able to handle holding in-person voting during a pandemic. The second curve is how sharply the number of Wisconsin’s COVID-19 cases will jump after thousands of people around the state were forced […]

Madison voting

PHOTOS: Madison goes to the polls during pandemic

By: - April 7, 2020

Around Wisconsin, voters headed to the polls Tuesday despite concerns over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. After days of uncertainty, a Wisconsin Supreme Court decision Monday afternoon meant there would be in-person voting in this year’s spring election. On the ballot is the presidential primary, a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court and local offices around […]

Voters casting ballots. | Mario Tama/Getty Images

Wisconsin’s closed polls

By: - April 6, 2020

Wisconsin’s April 7 election has been subject to confusion, whiplash and litigation amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s order Monday evening that Gov. Tony Evers does not have the authority to postpone the election by executive order, the state will hold in-person voting Tuesday. But in-person voting has already been greatly affected […]

A sign guides voters on Election Day at 514 Studios on November 6, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

‘This election is going to go down as one of the worst elections in Wisconsin history’

By: - March 31, 2020

On March 18, 20 days before election day, the Wisconsin Elections Commission held a meeting in which it discussed a shortage of poll workers, sanitizing products, absentee ballot materials and closing poll locations.  On March 31, seven days before election day, the Wisconsin Elections Commission held a meeting in which it discussed a shortage of […]

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

A voter reacts to state guidelines for absentee ballots

By: - March 31, 2020

Last week, the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) released guidance for voters concerned about their ability to obtain the required witness signature on their absentee ballots.  Voters living alone who are self-isolated or quarantined due to the COVID-19 pandemic, may have trouble getting the required signatures. Last week, a group that included the Wisconsin Alliance for […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN: Signage at an early voting center on September 23, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

‘A horse of a different color’: Wisconsin campaigns adjust to coronavirus

By: - March 31, 2020

In a typical election, the best way to earn votes — in local and statewide races — is going door-to-door, talking to as many people as possible. But in less than a week, Wisconsin will hold an election that is anything but typical.  With COVID-19 continuing to spread and models predicting the pandemic will be […]

Wisconsin’s student reporters cover a global story for campus communities

By: - March 30, 2020

College students around Wisconsin have scattered across the country, heading home as their campuses shut down amid the COVID-19 pandemic. They’re adjusting to the new reality of online classes, they’re re-entering life at home with parents and seniors are dealing with the emotional fallout of having their college lives abruptly cut short as they enter […]

A sign guides voters on Election Day at 514 Studios on November 6, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Third election lawsuit against WEC filed by voting rights groups and quarantined voters

By: - March 26, 2020

A third lawsuit against the Wisconsin Elections Commission was filed Thursday in federal court by voting rights groups and four registered voters over the age of 60, who are self-quarantining alone.  The lawsuit requests that absentee ballots returned without the required witness signature be accepted as state leaders encourage mail-in voting during the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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

‘At their own peril’ federal lawsuit from city of Green Bay requests election delay

By: - March 25, 2020

The City of Green Bay has a backlog of 4,083 absentee ballots waiting to be processed and has already sent 5,537 ballots out the door. Statewide, elections clerks have received more than 600,000 absentee ballot requests with more sure to come.  After an order from a federal judge, the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) re-opened online […]

Voters casting ballots. | Mario Tama/Getty Images

Hundreds of local leaders send letter to Gov. Evers calling for more action on election safety

By: - March 24, 2020

More than 200 local officials sent a letter to Gov. Tony Evers, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) calling the state’s efforts to ensure the safety of the April 7 election insufficient. The letter was a joint project between The League of Wisconsin Municipalities, the Wisconsin Towns Association and […]

U.S. Air Force photo illustration of purple words: Domestic Violence Awareness with shadowed face

‘Our biggest fear is what we don’t know’

By: - March 24, 2020

As most Wisconsin residents retreat into their homes following a “safer-at-home” order from Gov. Tony Evers to fight the spread of COVID-19, county human services workers and domestic violence victims’ advocates are concerned about the wellbeing of their vulnerable clients.  With kids home from school and many adults home from work, there are more opportunities […]