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GOP electors accused of fraud contributed nearly $14K to state candidates

BY: - February 17, 2021

Eight of 10 GOP stalwarts accused of fraudulently certifying former President Donald Trump as the winner of Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes have contributed nearly $14,000 since 2015 to legislative and statewide candidates. A complaint over the incident was filed with the Wisconsin Elections Commission by Paul Sickel, a director of the Service Employees International Union’s […]

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Election Commissioner Bob Spindell can vote whether or not to investigate himself for election fraud

BY: - February 16, 2021

Republican elections commissioner Robert Spindell, who has been accused by Law Forward of fraudulently casting an Electoral College vote for former President Donald Trump, will have a say in the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) decision over whether or not he should be investigated, unless he recuses himself due to a conflict of interest.  Spindell and […]

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Last act in Trump’s election farce

BY: - December 11, 2020

On Monday the Electoral College will vote and we will finally be done with Trump’s ridiculous post-election farce.  Wisconsin is the only state in the union that missed the “safe harbor” deadline for choosing electors — because the Trump campaign was not finished appealing the results of a partial recount that actually increased the margin […]

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Elections official stands by at rally as speakers spread conspiracies, promote political violence

BY: - December 8, 2020

One of the six officials charged with administering and protecting Wisconsin’s elections system stood on the steps of the State Capitol Monday afternoon as a group of President Donald Trump’s supporters chanted “stop the steal.”  Robert Spindell, one of three Republicans on the Wisconsin Elections Commission stood by as speakers spread conspiracy theories about election […]

Emails show Green Party asked Republican commissioner Spindell if he knew a ‘good lawyer’

BY: - September 14, 2020

A Green Party official asked Wisconsin Elections Commissioner Robert Spindell to recommend a “good lawyer” in the days after the WEC did not allow the party’s presidential and vice presidential candidates onto the 2020 ballot, according to emails obtained by the Wisconsin Examiner through an open records request.  The issue of the Green Party’s effort […]

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

Wisconsin Supreme Court delays mailing of absentee ballots

BY: - September 10, 2020

The Wisconsin Supreme Court issued an order on Thursday afternoon halting the mailing of absentee ballots to Wisconsin voters until the Court decides whether Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins should be added to the ballot. The order was issued by Chief Justice Patience Roggensack and justices Rebecca Bradley, Brian Hagedorn and Annette Ziegler — […]

No more parties in Wisconsin: Kanye West not allowed on ballot

BY: - August 20, 2020

In a 5-1 vote, the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) decided that Kanye West is not eligible to be on the ballot as an independent for this fall’s presidential election. The commissioners ruled that West’s nomination papers were not turned in by the 5 p.m. deadline on Aug. 4.  Michael Curran, the West campaign’s attorney, attempted […]

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WEC approves final draft to send absentee ballot application to 2.7 million voters

BY: - June 17, 2020

After several meetings to address the concept, the appropriations and the language, the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) unanimously voted Wednesday to finalize sending an absentee ballot application to 2.7 million registered voters in Wisconsin.  Remarkably, the commission — divided 3-3 between Democrats and Republicans — voted 6-0 every step of the way despite frequently getting […]

Elections Commission descends into partisan bickering with important questions to be answered

BY: - April 10, 2020

Facing the prospect of interpreting court orders and state law as well as coming to a consensus on how the U.S. Postal Service works, the Wisconsin Elections Commission spent a Friday meeting bickering on mostly partisan lines.  The meeting was held to provide guidance for what ballots local clerks should count as valid. A U.S. […]