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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.

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 […]

Pfaff campaign pushes back on Van Orden claim that ‘leftists can’t be Christian’

By: - October 28, 2022

At a prayer breakfast in Sparta last week, Derrick Van Orden, the Republican running to represent Wisconsin’s 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, said that “leftists” can’t be Christian.  In audio of the remarks, which were first reported by the La Crosse Tribune, Van Orden said that believing in God and being […]

Voting rights activists and others gather at the Midtown Center in Milwaukee on the first day of early voting. (Photo | Isiah Holmes)

Disability advocates lay out rule changes, accommodations ahead of November election

By: - October 27, 2022

Less than two weeks before the midterm elections, in a year in which Republicans have attempted to tighten the reins on voting rules based on false theories of election fraud, the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition held a virtual event Wednesday to outline what accommodations voters with disabilities are entitled to and how the rules have […]

Republican voters looking for a fight are turning to Ron Johnson again

By: - October 26, 2022

Sen. Ron Johnson is commonly referred to as one of the country’s most unpopular U.S. senators. His approval rating, according to a recent Marquette Law School poll, is at 41% — up four points since June — and yet, Wisconsin is on the verge of sending him back to Washington for a third term.  The […]

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Early voting begins Tuesday

By: - October 25, 2022

Early voting, also known as in-person absentee voting, began on Tuesday in Wisconsin’s midterm elections.  On the ballot are statewide races for governor, U.S. Senate and attorney general as well as local races for state legislative seats and sheriff’s offices.  State law requires that early voting begin no earlier than 14 days before the general […]

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Dane Co. board to consider covering employee travel expenses for abortions

By: - October 24, 2022

A Dane County supervisor has introduced a budget amendment that, if passed, would reimburse travel expenses for county employees who travel out of the state to have an abortion.  The amendment, introduced by Supv. Mike Bare, who represents a district around Verona, was briefed at the board’s Personnel and Finance Committee meeting Monday night.  If […]

False active shooter reports made at schools across Wisconsin Thursday

By: - October 23, 2022

Schools across Wisconsin were the subject of false reports of active shooters on Thursday. The practice, commonly referred to as “swatting,” involves prank calls intended to bring a heavily armed police response to a location and has happened to schools across the country in recent weeks.  On Thursday, more than a dozen schools reported they […]

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U.S. Supreme Court denies right-wing firm’s attempt to strike down student debt forgiveness

By: - October 20, 2022

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett denied an application by the right-wing Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) to have the court strike down President Joe Biden’s plan to forgive some student loans. WILL’s lawsuit, on behalf of the Brown County Taxpayers’ Association (BCTA), argued that because the group pays federal taxes it […]

Waukesha Sheriff's deputies monitor a protest linked to Patriot Front, and other white supremacist groups. (Photo | Patriot Front leaks, Unicorn Riot)

Sheriff races are contested in 14 Wisconsin counties

By: - October 20, 2022

Across Wisconsin, there are 14 contested races for sheriff in the November general election. In half of those races, an incumbent is facing a challenger for the seat.  The races for sheriff, which occur every four years, come as Republicans have worked to turn Wisconsin’s statewide elections into a referendum on crime and public safety.  […]

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Johnson campaign creates portal for ‘election integrity’ complaints

By: - October 19, 2022

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson is asking voters to report instances which “they feel might be inconsistent with state laws” during next month’s election, the Johnson campaign announced in a news release Wednesday.  The campaign unveiled a website dedicated to “election integrity incident reporting,” and the release states that the campaign, the Republican Party of Wisconsin […]