Audit Bureau Releases 2020 Election Report

Last month, the Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB) released its report on election policy in Wisconsin. LAB is a nonpartisan agency of the Wisconsin Legislature. In February, the Joint Legislative Audit Committee directed LAB to examine issues with election administration in Wisconsin in the context of the November 2020 general election. The report includes 18 recommendations […]

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Former Lawmaker Enters AG Race, Calls on Other Candidates to Join

After shrinking last month, the field of Republican candidates for Wisconsin Attorney General has expanded again. As we reported here, UW-Madison professor Ryan Owens announced in early October that he was leaving the race. That decision left Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney as the only person seeking his party’s nomination for the position. Then, […]

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Republican Legislators Release Redistricting Proposals

On October 20, Republican leaders in the Wisconsin Legislature announced their proposals for new state legislative and congressional districts. Redistricting, a process of redrawing legislative district lines to account for population changes, takes place by law every 10 years following the U.S. Census. The Republican redistricting proposals have been introduced as two bills, Senate Bills […]

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Lt. Gov. Barnes Leads Crowded U.S. Senate Race; Three More Candidates Join Third District Primary

Next year, Wisconsin will host at least two key congressional races affecting the political balance of power in Washington, D.C, where the Democratic Party holds a narrow majority in the U.S. House (220-212) and the Democratic and Republican caucuses are tied 50-50 in the U.S. Senate. With partisan control of the U.S. Congress on the […]

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Statewide Election Updates: Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General

First Democratic Candidate Enters Race for Lieutenant Governor Wisconsin will hold elections for its statewide partisan offices in 2022, including for governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general. With Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes running for U.S. Senate, Democrats will hold a primary election to select Governor Tony Evers’ new running mate. State Senator Lena Taylor of […]

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First Democratic Challenger Enters Open Race for Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District

Two candidates have announced their campaigns for Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District, which will be open in 2022 for the first time in 26 years. Last month, as we reported here, incumbent Representative Ron Kind (D-La Crosse) announced that he will not seek reelection next year. Rep. Kind has represented the third district since 1997. On […]

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Political Update: Republican Race for Governor Advances; Milwaukee Mayor Appointed to Ambassadorship

Last month, we reported on two key congressional races that Wisconsin will host in 2022. The state will also hold statewide elections for governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general. With Governor Tony Evers (D) seeking reelection in 2022, Republicans are likely to have a contested primary for their party’s gubernatorial nomination. Meanwhile, Milwaukee may soon […]

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Political Update: Two Key 2022 Congressional Races Shaping Up in Wisconsin

In 2022, Wisconsin will host at least two key congressional races affecting the political balance of power in Washington, D.C. First, one of the state’s two seats in the U.S. Senate will be on the ballot statewide. The seat is currently held by Republican Senator Ron Johnson, who has yet to announce whether he will […]

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Election Policy Update: Eight Election Bills Vetoed; Census Data Released; Investigations Proceeding

So far during the 2021 session, the Wisconsin Legislature has passed eight bills related to election law and administration, all of which have been vetoed by Governor Tony Evers (D). On August 10, Gov. Evers announced that he had vetoed six election bills in a public ceremony at the Wisconsin Capitol Building: Senate Bill (SB) […]

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Wisconsin Update: State Republicans Maintain Strong Majorities in Both Houses

While ballots are still being counted across the country to decide who will be the nation’s next President, things in Wisconsin have crystallized a bit. Unofficially, Biden has a vote total lead of just over 20,000 with no apparent large swaths of votes available for Trump to make up the margin.  While there could be […]

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