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Aug 31, 2023

Liberal groups seek to use the Constitution’s insurrection clause to block Trump from 2024 ballots

As former President Donald Trump dominates the Republican presidential primary, some liberal groups and legal experts contend that a rarely used clause of the Constitution prevents him from being president after the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Jul 17, 2023

Misinformation still a top concern from election officials

Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon: “You hope for the best, but plan for the worst. So, we’re planning for the worst, which is that multiple communications channels will be filled with false and misleading information.”

Sep 1, 2022

A timeline of the investigation into Trump’s Mar-a-Lago docs

The search of former President Donald Trump' s Mar-a-Lago club for classified documents and other government records may have come as a surprise to the public. But new legal filings show the investigation that triggered the unprecedented action was months in the making. The documents make clear that Trump had ample opportunity to return the material the government requested —- and then subpoenae[...]

Aug 10, 2022

Wisconsin Assembly leader Vos beats Trump-backed challenger

Wisconsin's most powerful Republican narrowly survived being targeted by Donald Trump in Tuesday's primary, then said his win proved that lawmakers "don't have to be a lapdog to whatever Donald Trump says."

Aug 10, 2022

Michels wins Wisconsin GOP governor primary, will face Evers

Tim Michels, a wealthy businessman endorsed by former President Donald Trump, won the Republican primary for Wisconsin governor on Tuesday and will face Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in a contest that could reshape elections in the marquee battleground.

Aug 8, 2022

GOP seeking power over elections in Wisconsin, Minnesota

Wisconsin's secretary of state has no role in elections, but that could change if Republicans are able to flip the seat this year and pass a law that would empower the office with far more responsibilities.

Jul 21, 2022

Election leaders urge openness to dispel misinformation

The key to dispelling conspiracy theories and misinformation about how elections are run is to confront the lies head on, top state election officials said on Wednesday.

Jul 21, 2022

Wisconsin GOP blocks absentee ballot address correction rule

Wisconsin Republicans erased regulations Wednesday allowing local election clerks to fill in missing information on absentee ballot envelopes, the latest move in the GOP's push to tighten voting procedures in the crucial swing state.

Gableman ordered to not delete records
Jun 30, 2022

View from around the state: Enough is enough

The admission Thursday by former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman that he had deleted public records, even after he had received open-records requests, isn’t entirely surprising. His conduct at a previous hearing, berating a judge over questions, had already suggested he didn’t want to answer.

Gableman ordered to not delete records
Jun 10, 2022

Wisconsin judge: GOP election agency in contempt for records

A Wisconsin judge on Friday found the investigator hired by Republicans to look into former President Donald Trump's 2020 loss in the battleground state in contempt because of how his office responded to open records requests related to the probe.

May 26, 2022

Republican quits Wisconsin elections panel, says Trump lost

The Wisconsin Elections Commission postponed choosing its new chairman Tuesday after a Republican commissioner who could have stood for the post abruptly resigned, saying the state GOP doesn't want him to lead the commission because he believes Donald Trump lost to Joe Biden fair and square.

Apr 28, 2022

Courts fail the public in push for fair maps

A double whammy of unusual court decisions has made Wisconsin’s gerrymandered voting districts even worse than before. That means the Republicans who control the Legislature will be even less accountable to voters over the next decade. It’s sad and shameful. Here’s what just happened, and why it’s more important than ever for Wisconsin citizens to […]


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