Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, G.O.P. Voters Demand the Impossible: Decertifying 2020

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — When she started her campaign for governor of Wisconsin, former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, a Republican, acknowledged that President Biden had been legitimately elected. She soon backtracked. Eventually, she said the 2020 election had been “rigged” against former President Donald J. Trump. She sued the state’s election commission. But she will still […]

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Fringe Scheme to Reverse 2020 Election Splits Wisconsin G.O.P.

MADISON, Wis. — First, Wisconsin Republicans ordered an audit of the 2020 election. Then they passed a raft of new restrictions on voting. And in June, they authorized the nation’s only special counsel investigation into 2020. Now, more than 15 months after former President Donald J. Trump lost the state by 20,682 votes, an increasingly […]

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What Mattered This Week

And while it might be hard for “President Senator” to let go of a place he served for four decades, Democrats told us it’s a political necessity: “He has vast power in the regulatory, law enforcement and foreign policy realms,” Paul Begala, a Democratic consultant, said. “He can do a lot without Congress.” “Biden needs […]

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Wisconsin Republicans Push to Take Over the State’s Elections

Republicans have seized in particular on a March 2020 commission vote lifting a rule that required special voting deputies — trained and dispatched by municipal clerks’ offices — to visit nursing homes twice before issuing absentee ballots to residents. The special voting deputies, like most other visitors, were barred from entering nursing homes early in […]

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