Voting

Bob Spindell testifying at legislative election hearing via WisEye

Democratic senators, voting rights groups call for Spindell’s removal from WEC

BY: - January 19, 2023

Wisconsin Senate Democrats and voting rights groups have called for Wisconsin Elections Commissioner Robert Spindell to resign or be removed from his post after comments he made celebrating the suppression of Black and Hispanic votes in last year’s midterm elections.  The comments, which Spindell made in a memo to members of the 4th Congressional District […]

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Republicans seek to crack down on bail, set new standards for violent crime

BY: - January 11, 2023

“The average citizen believes that a judge is looking at your past criminal convictions, that they are taking into account the safety of the community, and that they’re looking at the seriousness of your crime,” said Rep. Cindi Duchow (R-Delafield) during a public hearing on Tuesday. “That’s what the average citizen thinks is going on. […]

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates debate values in first appearance together

BY: - January 10, 2023

The four judges vying to fill an open seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court appeared together at a forum hosted by Wispolitics.com Monday to debate the values and judicial philosophies they say they’ll bring to the court if elected.  On stage at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison were the two conservative-leaning candidates, Waukesha […]

A Stop The Steal is posted inside of the Capitol Building after a pro-Trump mob broke into the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. A pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol, breaking windows in the deadly insurrection attempt aimed at stopping Congress from certifying Joe Biden's win in the November election. Photo by Jon Cherry | Getty Images

Report argues for criminal charges against Wisconsin’s fraudulent electors

BY: - December 19, 2022

A report published last week by online democracy protection outlet Just Security makes the case that the 10 Wisconsin Republicans who cast false Electoral College votes for former President Donald Trump in 2020 can and should be charged with felonies. The report argues that the false electors possibly violated a number of state laws and […]

Protestors outside the U.S. Supreme Court as oral arguments were heard in a pivotal North Carolina case dealing with election law. Dec. 7, 2022 (Kira Lerner/States Newsroom).

Future of U.S. election law at stake as Supreme Court hears North Carolina case

BY: and - December 7, 2022

WASHINGTON — North Carolina Republicans appeared to have at least three of the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative justices on their side Wednesday in a case that could determine the future of elections nationwide, and leave decisions about federal elections in the hands of state legislatures and beyond the reach of state courts.  The Supreme Court […]

UW students line up to vote 11/8/2022

College students push to ease voting access after midterm barriers

BY: - November 21, 2022

Young voters made their voices heard during the midterms last week, turning out in relatively high numbers in an election that produced the first congressperson from Generation Z. But university students and voting rights advocates say voters on college campuses faced far too many difficulties trying to cast their ballots. Across the country, voting rights […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Gov. Tony Evers votes on Election Day, Nov. 8 2022 | Photo by Henry Redman

Election Day 2022 live feed: Evers wins re-election

BY: - November 9, 2022

As voters go to the polls for the Tuesday, Nov. 8 midterm elections, and as results are tallied, Examiner staff will be continuously updating our site with live coverage of the races for Wisconsin governor, U.S. Senate and the Legislature, as well as covering how the voting itself is going. Check back for updates.

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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, […]