Wisconsin Elections Commission

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Conservative think tank connected to former Gov. Walker calls to end Wisconsin Elections Commission

BY: - August 23, 2021

A conservative think tank — run by a former staffer for then-Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and connected to former Gov. Scott Walker — has called for abolishing the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) and moving the administration of state elections to the elected secretary of state.  The think tank, the Institute for Reforming Government, called […]

"I voted" stickers in Primrose (Photo by Henry Redman)

Wisconsin Elections Commission deactivates more than 205,000 registered voters

BY: - August 4, 2021

The Wisconsin Elections Commission ended the voter registration of more than 205,000 voters on July 31. The move complies with a state law that requires the commission to remove voters who have moved, died or not voted in four years from the active voter list.  The removal of voters from the registration list has been […]

Rep. Janel Brandtjen speaking on the Assembly floor into a microphone

Wisconsin Elections Commission refutes Rep. Brandtjen

BY: - July 28, 2021

“Representative Brandtjen’s statement is factually incorrect.” Given that Rep. Janel Brandtjen (R-Menomonee Falls) has claimed that Donald Trump won the presidency in 2020 and massive fraud caused the election to be stolen from him — something she wrote in a newsletter to her constituents — the above quote is not surprising.  What makes that sentence […]

"I voted" stickers in Primrose (Photo by Henry Redman)

False allegations of stolen election continue as Elections Commission cites minimal reports of fraud

BY: - June 2, 2021

Instances of illegal voting in the 2020 presidential election, whether by convicted felons casting a ballot or other violations of election law, occurred a miniscule number of times, according to a report by the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC).  On Wednesday, the six-member body held its quarterly meeting to address the commission’s reports on voting irregularities […]

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Robin Vos plays with slimy GOP chew toy

BY: - May 31, 2021

When Wisconsin Speaker Robin Vos announced on Wednesday that he was hiring three retired police officers and an attorney to look further into allegations of improprieties during the last election, he brought further disgrace upon himself. He just cannot let go of that slimy GOP chew toy. “A sizable chunk of people believe the election […]

Gov. Tony Evers gives his State of the State speech 1/12/21 (screenshot via YouTube)

Evers signs bipartisan elections bills, vetoes paddlewheel gambling

BY: - May 21, 2021

Gov. Tony Evers took out his pen and signed 16 bills into law Friday afternoon, and one bill met with a veto. A few of the bills fell into the non-controversial election reform bills that made adjustments acceptable to both Republicans and Democrats. One allows 16- or 17-year-old students who are in a virtual or […]

Bob Spindell testifying at legislative election hearing via WisEye

Spindell reappointed to Wisconsin Elections Commission

BY: - April 29, 2021

Robert Spindell, the Republican member of the Wisconsin Elections Commission who most seriously flirted with false accusations of election fraud last year, has been reappointed to the body by Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg).  Spindell was first appointed to the commission in 2019 by then-Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald. He’ll now serve a […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN: Signage at an early voting center on September 23, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Legislature follows a nationwide systemic push against voting rights

BY: and - April 6, 2021

Republican-led legislatures across the country continue a systematic push to pass laws they claim are aimed at ratcheting up election security. The policy debate over voting rights and election integrity has exploded in state houses, ignited by last year’s contentious elections where more people voted — particularly by absentee and mail-in ballot — than ever […]

Election committee members schooled during latest non-public hearing

BY: - April 1, 2021

The Assembly continued its partisan “investigation” into the 2020 presidential elections with a third invite-only hearing before the Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections on Wednesday.  While Democrats and voting access advocacy groups have labeled past hearings a “sham,” the answers from the sole invited guest were in marked contrast to the first two hearings […]

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Forcing legislators to face the public

BY: - March 16, 2021

There are a number of bills that poll extremely well with the public — many getting a thumbs up from significantly more than half the people in Wisconsin, including most Republicans. Think cannabis legalization, closing the dark store tax loophole, nonpartisan redistricting, universal background checks for gun sales, expanding BadgerCare using federal resources, raising the […]

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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 […]

In this file photo Michelle Orengo-McFarlane looks for her name on a voter registration list in San Francisco, California. Some voters don't discover they've been purged from the voter rolls until they go to vote. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Elections Commission debates future of voter rolls while issue still before Supreme Court

BY: - February 3, 2021

The Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) began a debate Wednesday over future ways to keep voter registration lists up-to-date — a controversial issue in the past, with a lawsuit over the matter currently pending before the state Supreme Court. States are required to keep their voter lists updated by removing voters who have died and updating […]