election audit

A member of the Senate's election audit team demonstrates how auditors will manually tally each of the 2.1 million ballots cast in the presidential election in Maricopa County in 2020. Photo by Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | Arizona Mirror

Speaker Vos caves on new election audit after another scolding

BY: - July 30, 2021

Earlier this week, Speaker Robin Vos swatted aside a request for an Arizona-style forensic audit of the Wisconsin election that was being initiated by Rep. Janel Brandtjen (R-Menomonee Falls). Vos responded that he was already conducting such an audit and she should take a look at his scope statement if she had any doubts. He […]

Arizona audit floor. Photo by Courtney Pedroza | Getty Images/pool photo

Experts warn against ‘sham audits’ movement

BY: and - July 16, 2021

Experts for three different organizations came together this week to discuss the latest in the undermining democracy trend: illegitimate election recounts. They warned that conspiracy theories, disinformation and outright lies can spread through more than just social media, undermining legitimate elections. Those spreading the disinformation also prey upon people who may not be familiar with […]

Sen. Chris Kapenga chairing a committee before becoming Senate President

Eyes on Sen. Kapenga: “a valuable master class in the art of Trump sycophancy”

BY: - July 1, 2021

Wisconsin Senate President Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) may be on his way to becoming a household name. Few outside Wisconsin — or even inside — had heard much about him even after he took the leadership position presiding over the state Senate this session. Kapenga has also acknowledged openly that he is considering a run for […]