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Wisconsin Senate voting on Republican voting changes

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Senate is moving ahead Tuesday with a package of fast-tracked voting changes introduced after former President Donald Trump's defeat in 2020, measures that minority Democrats don't have the votes to stop in the Legislature but that Gov. Tony Evers is expected to veto.

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US Supreme Court ruling spurs Wisconsin to get early votes in

Democrats and Republicans in the battleground state of Wisconsin were pushing Tuesday to get 320,000 outstanding absentee ballots returned by the close of polls on Election Day after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to extend the deadline to receive and count ballots, as Democrats had wanted.

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Wisconsin election clerks seek order on ballot counting

Election clerks in northeastern Wisconsin asked the state Supreme Court on Monday to issue an order allowing them to fill in a ballot misprint so that as many as 13,500 ballots can be processed more quickly through counting machines on Election Day.

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About 50 Wisconsin municipalities need poll workers

Only about 180 poll workers out of roughly 30,000 are still needed to staff polling places in battleground Wisconsin, despite surging cases of the coronavirus in the key battleground state, the Wisconsin Elections Commission reported Thursday.

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Court upholds Wisconsin ballot extension, hands Dems a win

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court upheld a six-day extension for counting absentee ballots in Wisconsin’s presidential election on Tuesday, handing Democrats a victory in their fight to deliver the battleground state to Joe Biden in November. The decision, if it stands, means that ballots postmarked on or before Nov. 3 will be ...

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Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects Green bid for ballot access

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday rejected the Green Party presidential candidate's request to be added to the state ballot, ruling that it came too late for any relief "that would not cause confusion and undue damage" just seven weeks before the election.

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Despite fears, Wisconsin elections leader says state ready

The chief elections official in the presidential battleground of Wisconsin said Tuesday that the state is prepared for the November election, despite fears over security, the coronavirus pandemic and the U.S. Postal Service's ability to process an expected record-high number of mailed-in absentee ballots.

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Appeals court reverses Wisconsin voting-restrictions rulings

A federal appeals court panel upheld a host of Republican-sponsored voting restrictions in Wisconsin on Monday, handing conservatives a significant win in a pair of lawsuits just months before residents in the battleground state cast their ballots for president.

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