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Wisconsin GOP senator, critic of mask mandates has COVID-19

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican state Sen. André Jacques, one of the Wisconsin Legislature’s most conservative lawmakers and a vocal opponent of mask and vaccine mandates, tested positive for COVID-19 last week and was at the hospital on Monday with pneumonia. The positive test and hospital care came after Jacque testified on Wednesday in a ...

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Census shows US is diversifying, white population shrinking

The U.S. became more diverse and more urban over the past decade, and the non-Hispanic white population dropped for the first time on record, the Census Bureau reported Thursday as it released a trove of demographic data that will be used to redraw the nation's political maps.

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Lawsuit challenges Wisconsin districts after census release

A lawsuit filed Friday asks a federal court to declare Wisconsin's current congressional and legislative district boundaries unconstitutional and to implement new maps ahead of the "near certain event" that the Republican-controlled Legislature and Democratic governor can't reach an agreement.

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Census numbers kick off Wisconsin redistricting battle

Wisconsin's redistricting battle moves into high gear Thursday with the release of detailed census numbers expected to show a growing diverse population in urban areas, rural population losses and other shifts that will determine congressional boundary lines and what parts of the state gain or lose seats in the Legislature.

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Wisconsin Republican election probe hits roadblocks

A GOP-led effort to force two county election clerks to turn over ballots and voting machines is running into resistance among Republicans as well as legal hurdles, with attorneys for the Legislature saying subpoenas issued so far are not valid.

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AP: Republicans reaped biggest redistricting edge in decades

Fresh off sweeping electoral victories a decade ago, Republican politicians used census data to draw voting districts that gave them a greater political advantage in more states than either party had in the past 50 years, according to a new Associated Press analysis.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigning over sexual harassment

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation Tuesday over a barrage of sexual harassment allegations in a fall from grace a year after he was widely hailed nationally for his detailed daily briefings and leadership during some of the darkest days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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EXPLAINER: What’s ahead for Wis. Republican’s election audit

A Wisconsin lawmaker has taken the unprecedented step of demanding clerks in two counties turn over all ballots and voting equipment used in the 2020 presidential election for what the Republican is calling a "cyber-forensic" review of the results. Here are the key takeaways from state Rep. Janel Brandtjen's push to reexamine Joe Biden's victory in Wisconsin.

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Evers OKs use-of-force bill, vetoes plan to defund cities

Gov. Tony Evers signed a Republican-authored bill on Friday that established a uniform use-of-force policy for police across Wisconsin, but he killed another GOP-backed measure that would have cut state aid to local governments that reduce police budgets.

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Republican issues subpoenas for Wisconsin election info

The leader of the state Assembly's elections committee issued subpoenas Friday demanding extensive election materials, including all ballots and voting machines, from two Wisconsin counties in what she called a "top-to-bottom" investigation of the state's 2020 presidential results.

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