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Sep 30, 2020

Voter rolls case hinges on Brian Hagedorn, a conservative justice who at times parts ways with GOP-backed colleagues

Whether more than 100,000 Wisconsinites remain on the voter rolls likely hinges on Brian Hagedorn, who won a seat on the state Supreme Court last year by appealing to conservatives but who has parted ways at times with other Republican-backed justices.

Sep 30, 2020

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 […]

Sep 21, 2020

Federal judge extends deadline for Wisconsin ballots

A federal judge ruled Monday that absentee ballots in Wisconsin can be counted up to six days after the Nov. 3 presidential election as long as they are postmarked by Election Day.

Sep 14, 2020

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.

Sep 10, 2020

States ask judge to reverse changes at US Postal Service

A group of states suing over service cuts at the U.S. Postal Service is asking a federal judge to immediately undo some of them, saying the integrity of the upcoming election is at stake.

Sep 10, 2020

Wisconsin court sets up possible delay in absentee mailing

The conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday ordered that no absentee ballots be mailed until it gives the go-ahead or makes any future ruling about who should be on the ballot in the critical battleground state.

Sep 3, 2020

Election chiefs worry about uncertainty as voting nears

Political battles and pending court fights threaten to upend months of planning for the pandemic election, election officials are warning. In key states, they remain hamstrung with only weeks to prepare.

Sep 1, 2020

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.

Aug 3, 2020

Wisconsin election head: ‘Don’t wait’ on mailing ballots

In the face of warnings about slow mail delivery and record-high requests for absentee ballots, the head of the Wisconsin Elections Commission on Monday urged voters not to wait to return their ballot for the Aug. 11 statewide primary.

Jul 1, 2020

Wisconsin court may not rule on voter purge before November

The Wisconsin Supreme Court won't hear oral arguments in a lawsuit seeking to purge thousands of voters from the rolls until at least September, raising questions about whether the justices will rule before the Nov. 3 presidential election.

Jun 30, 2020

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.

Jun 9, 2020

Group wants to prevent ballot harvesting in Wisconsin

A conservative law firm asked the Wisconsin Elections Commission on Monday to outlaw the process by which outside groups, typically partisan, help to send or return large numbers of absentee ballots.


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