Election 2022

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Campaign watchdog: Money kept pouring in — and out — in 2022 race for governor

BY: - January 31, 2023

The 2022 race for Wisconsin governor broke all records when it came to election spending, the campaign finance watchdog group Wisconsin Democracy Campaign reported Tuesday. The money spent on the 2022 contest, $164.29 million, was 77% more than the $93.06 million spent on the 2018 governor’s race. It was more than double the $81.78 million […]

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What will Wisconsin Republicans do after Spindell spilled the beans on suppressing Black votes?

BY: - January 12, 2023

Thanks to the excellent reporting of Bruce Murphy in Urban Milwaukee, we now know that fake Trump elector and Wisconsin Elections Commissioner Robert Spindell crowed about Republicans’ successful efforts to suppress the Black vote in Milwaukee in the November 2022 elections. The quotes Murphy pulls out of Spindell’s congratulatory message to Republicans, as party chair […]

Rep David Bowen with Gov. Tony Evers 2/2019 Black History Month celebration in the Capitol rotunda, via Evers on Flickr. Black History Month Rotund

Rep. David Bowen announces bid for Milwaukee alder

BY: - December 22, 2022

As he transitions out of the Legislature, Rep. David Bowen (D-Milwaukee) is making a bid for Milwaukee’s 1st Aldermanic District. The district is one of five vacant common council seats in the city of Milwaukee. On Feb. 21, 2023 the city will hold a special election to fill the 1st, 5th, and 9th districts which […]

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 06: Georgia Democratic Senate candidate U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) speaks during an election night watch party at the Marriott Marquis on December 6, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. Sen. Warnock has tonight defeated his Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a runoff election. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

‘Worth the wait’: U.S. Senate Democrats celebrate a 51-seat majority with Georgia win

BY: - December 7, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer jubilantly announced Wednesday that the Georgia runoff election victory will next year end an evenly divided U.S. Senate, giving Democrats more subpoena power in committees and a quicker turnaround in approving federal and judicial appointments. Schumer, a New York Democrat, congratulated Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock for […]

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The war on democracy isn’t over

BY: - December 2, 2022

Let’s celebrate the good news: When the Republican chair of the Wisconsin Elections Commission quietly certified the results of the 2022 election this week, the Big Lie fizzled, along with doomsday scenarios involving GOP candidates refusing to accept the results and armed militia members waging a campaign of intimidation — or worse — against voters. […]

Don Millis certifies the 2022 election results.

WEC chair certifies 2022 election

BY: - November 30, 2022

Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) Chair Don Millis, a Republican, certified the results of the 2022 midterm elections on Wednesday — marking the quiet end to an election season that went much more smoothly, and with less interference, than 2020.  The certification of the election is a normal ministerial function of the WEC’s chair. After the […]

Susan J. Demas graphic of Tudor Dixon using Andrew Roth photo

Republicans served up ‘red wave’ Kool-Aid. Pundits drank it up.

BY: - November 18, 2022

The election was four weeks out. Every sign pointed to Republican gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon careening toward an epic loss. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was, by all indications, running a smart campaign that connected with voters on kitchen-table issues, which does, as she often pointed out, include abortion rights. Her authentic bond with her running mate, […]

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Republicans win control of the U.S. House with 218th seat

BY: - November 17, 2022

Republicans clinched a majority in the U.S. House on Wednesday night after a Republican won reelection to a California seat that put the GOP over the top, according to Associated Press projections. Though not as decisive a victory as GOP leaders had hoped, Republican candidates flipped key seats in New York, Virginia, Oregon and Arizona […]

Democrats projected to retain U.S. Senate control after winning Nevada seat

BY: - November 13, 2022

Democratic U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada will win reelection, according to Associated Press projections late Saturday, ensuring Democrats will remain in the majority next year no matter what happens in a runoff election in Georgia next month.  After days of vote counting, U.S. Sens. Mark Kelly of Arizona and Cortez Masto were both […]

UW-Madison students registering to vote | Photo by Baylor Spears

Young Black and Latino voters seen as key in turning back midterm ‘red wave’

BY: - November 11, 2022

WASHINGTON — Young Black and Latino voters were critical in holding off the Republican “red wave” in several battleground states for U.S. Senate seats and in tight U.S. House races in the midterm elections, according to analyses by researchers and grassroot organizations.  Young, diverse voters between the ages of 18 and 29 had the second-highest […]

Voters give thumbs down to private election administration funding

BY: - November 11, 2022

Voters in four Wisconsin counties voted overwhelmingly Tuesday in favor of banning private funds to help election administration. The ballot measures were all advisory, but the sentiment was the same: to reject the sort of aid that helped communities across the state manage the November 2020 election in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. More […]

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks at the Michigan Democratic Party's Election Day watch party in Detroit on Nov. 8, 2022. (Andrew Roth/Michigan Advance)

Record-setting number of women elected as governors in midterms

BY: - November 11, 2022

WASHINGTON —  The United States’ ceiling for female governors was shattered this week, with voters in 12 states electing women to the role, breaking the prior record of nine set for the first time back in 2004.  While not all of the gubernatorial campaigns have been called as of Thursday afternoon, Arizona and Oregon voters […]