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Op Ed: Kaul Should Charge Ron Johnson, 10 Fake Electors
Op Ed

Kaul Should Charge Ron Johnson, 10 Fake Electors

Illegal efforts to overturn 2020 election should be prosecuted by Attorney General.

Ron Johnson Suggested Legislature Choose Electors in 2020 Election

Ron Johnson Suggested Legislature Choose Electors in 2020 Election

Top state Republican Party leaders opposed senator's push to overturn election.

Op Ed: State Republican Chair Wants It Both Ways On Trump
Op Ed

State Republican Chair Wants It Both Ways On Trump

Trying to unite the party's Trump lovers and haters won't be easy nor morally palatable.

Wisconsin GOP Chair Expressed Concern About Fake Electors Plan, Then Joined In

Wisconsin GOP Chair Expressed Concern About Fake Electors Plan, Then Joined In

Andrew Hitt said Trump's advisors were "up to no good" in text, January 6 Committee report reveals.

Report Calls For Criminally Charging State’s Fake Electors

Report Calls For Criminally Charging State’s Fake Electors

Democracy protection group, Just Security, says 10 Republicans committed felonies.

Wisconsin At The Center of Jan. 6 Conspiracy

Wisconsin At The Center of Jan. 6 Conspiracy

'This is not over. This is ongoing.'

Ron Johnson’s Staff Offered Pence Fake Elector Documents

Ron Johnson’s Staff Offered Pence Fake Elector Documents

Part of strategy by attorneys for former President Donald Trump to undermine 2020 election.

Wisconsin’s Starring Role in Jan. 6 Insurrection

Wisconsin’s Starring Role in Jan. 6 Insurrection

State is “ground zero” in ongoing effort to undermine democracy, experts warn.

Democrats File Suit Against State Republicans Who Posed As Electors

Democrats File Suit Against State Republicans Who Posed As Electors

Lawsuit argues actions of false presidential electors led to Jan. 6 insurrection.

Elections Commission Won’t Punish 10 False Electors

Elections Commission Won’t Punish 10 False Electors

WEC board member Robert Spindell, one of the 10 Republicans, votes against sanctioning himself.

Group Pushes Dane County DA To Prosecute False Electors

Group Pushes Dane County DA To Prosecute False Electors

'All 10 convened in Dane County to carry out their unlawful plan,’ Law Forward writes.

The State of Politics: Both Parties Face Pre-Election Turmoil
The State of Politics

Both Parties Face Pre-Election Turmoil

Republicans struggle with deep divisions, Democrats with sinking poll numbers.

Trump Attorney Memo Outlined ‘Alternate Electors’ Strategy

Trump Attorney Memo Outlined ‘Alternate Electors’ Strategy

Strategy later used by 10 Republicans that tried to cast state's electors for Trump.

Dems Want Elections Commissioner Involved in ‘Alternate Electors’ Scandal Removed

Dems Want Elections Commissioner Involved in ‘Alternate Electors’ Scandal Removed

Commissioner Spindell signed documents seeking to cast state's electors for Trump in 2020.

Letter to Sen. LeMahieu Regarding WEC Commissioner Spindell
U.S. House Committee Subpoenas 2 Wisconsin ‘False’ Electors

U.S. House Committee Subpoenas 2 Wisconsin ‘False’ Electors

10 state Republicans voted as ‘alternate’ electors, seeking to overturn legal election.

Imposter Electors Tied to Fitzgerald, Kleefisch

Imposter Electors Tied to Fitzgerald, Kleefisch

And Republican AG candidate Adam Jarchow. Democrats say it disqualifies them from holding office.

Fake Electors are Real Associates of Rebecca Kleefisch
Press Release

Fake Electors are Real Associates of Rebecca Kleefisch

Individuals Who Participated in Wisconsin Election Sabotage Scheme Advising Gubernatorial Candidate Kleefisch

Kaul Says Feds Should Prosecute State’s GOP False Electors

Kaul Says Feds Should Prosecute State’s GOP False Electors

10 Wisconsin Republicans sent phony electoral ballots for Trump to Congress.

Will 10 Wisconsin Republicans Who Tried to Hijack 2020 Election Be Punished?

Will 10 Wisconsin Republicans Who Tried to Hijack 2020 Election Be Punished?

They submitted imposter Electoral College ballots to Congress.

Op Ed: Wisconsin’s January 6 Collaborators
Op Ed

Wisconsin’s January 6 Collaborators

25 Republicans who sought to overturn a legal election.

Op Ed: Hold Wisconsin’s Fraudulent Electors Accountable
Op Ed

Hold Wisconsin’s Fraudulent Electors Accountable

10 Republicans tried to cast Wisconsin's electoral votes for former President Donald Trump.

Senate Advances Bill Banning Critical Race Theory

Senate Advances Bill Banning Critical Race Theory

Committee advances bill that financially penalizes schools who disobey law.

WisGOP Elects Paul Farrow as Chairman
Republican Party of Wisconsin Chairman Andrew Hitt to Step Down After Helping State GOP Rebuild from Ground Up
Press Release

Republican Party of Wisconsin Chairman Andrew Hitt to Step Down After Helping State GOP Rebuild from Ground Up

Taking over after 2018 statewide losses, “fixer” focused on rebuilding party by empowering grassroots, winning local elections, fighting liberal overreach

WisGOP Statement on U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai’s Event with Ron Kind
WisGOP Statement on Passage of the Wisconsin Budget
WisGOP Statement on Tony Evers’ Refusal to Address the Labor Crisis
Sen. Johnson and Republicans Defeat Democrats’ S. 1 Power Grab
WisGOP Statement on Legislature Republicans’ Tax Cut
Big Tech Censors Senator Johnson, Milwaukee Press Club
Senate Republicans Pass Bills to Defend Election Integrity, Voter ID Laws
Evers Announces Reelection Bid

Evers Announces Reelection Bid

Speech at state Democratic convention touts education spending and new Foxconn contract.

Wisconsin Republicans Slash Gov. Tony Evers’ Liberal Wish List
Vice President Visits City, Sells Jobs Plan

Vice President Visits City, Sells Jobs Plan

Harris tours UWM Clean Energy Laboratories, promotes infrastructure spending.

WisGOP Statement on Vice President Harris’ Visit to Milwaukee
Proposed Changes in Election Law Illegal?

Proposed Changes in Election Law Illegal?

Republican legislators pushing changes that may violate numerous federal laws.

WisGOP Thanks Mary Buestrin for Decades of Service, Elects New National Committeeman and First Vice Chairman
WisGOP Statement on Joe Biden’s Address
National Sunshine Week Shrouded in Darkness Under Gov. Tony Evers
Gov. Tony Evers Must Demand Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Resignation From the National Governors Association
Evers Signs Bill on Unemployment System

Evers Signs Bill on Unemployment System

Upgrading system and waiving waiting period for unemployment benefits.

WisGOP Statement on UI Bill
Campaign Cash: False Electors Were GOP Campaign Donors
Campaign Cash

False Electors Were GOP Campaign Donors

Republican insiders accused of election fraud gave $14,000 to state candidates.

Spindell Can Vote on Whether to Investigate Himself

Spindell Can Vote on Whether to Investigate Himself

Elections Commission member Robert Spindell one of 10 Republicans accused of election fraud.

WisGOP Statement on Gov. Tony Evers’ Budget Address
Murphy’s Law: 10 Republicans Accused of Voter Fraud 
Murphy’s Law

10 Republicans Accused of Voter Fraud 

Meet the folks who wanted to overturn Wisconsin’s election. Legal complaint says they committed crimes.

Fraudulent Electors Convene to Cast State’s Electoral Votes Contrary to Popular Vote and State Statutes, Law Forward Seeks Accountability
Future of the Republican Party will be a topic for a virtual “On the Issues,” Feb. 9
Waukesha Mayor Leaves Republican Party

Waukesha Mayor Leaves Republican Party

After the events at the U.S. Capitol, Mayor Shawn Reilly is "ashamed" of the party.

Statement of Republican Electors Meeting
Op Ed: Republican Slams Party for State Recount
Op Ed

Republican Slams Party for State Recount

Fond du Lac Chairman, talk radio’s Jeff Wagner attack effort to ‘disenfranchise' legal voters.

Op Ed: Republican Superspreaders
Op Ed

Republican Superspreaders

Trump and Pence hold rally after rally in battleground states. No masks required.

Hackers Steal $2.3 Million from State GOP

Hackers Steal $2.3 Million from State GOP

A "sophisticated phishing attack" stole from Trump reelection fund.

Is Trump a Problem for Down Ballot Republicans?

Is Trump a Problem for Down Ballot Republicans?

If he is, Wisconsin's gerrymandered districts could soften the blow.

US Supreme Court Won’t Extend State’s Ballot Deadline

US Supreme Court Won’t Extend State’s Ballot Deadline

Democrats argued flood of absentee ballots meant many would be received after Election Day.

GOP Made It Harder to Vote in Wisconsin

GOP Made It Harder to Vote in Wisconsin

Especially for Black voters.

Eric Holder Meets With State Redistricting Commission

Eric Holder Meets With State Redistricting Commission

Republicans attack commission, accuse it of being a partisan ploy.

Elections Commission Defends Voting Events

Elections Commission Defends Voting Events

Absentee ballot dropoff in parks, and voter registration at Miller Park criticized by GOP.

Court Extends State’s Mail-In Ballot Deadline

Court Extends State’s Mail-In Ballot Deadline

Clerks may accept absentee ballots postmarked by Election Day until Nov. 9, federal judge rules.

Biden Visits Blake Family in Kenosha

Biden Visits Blake Family in Kenosha

In speech, Biden is optimistic about addressing racism, police reform.

Murphy’s Law: Will Biden’s DNC Snub Hurt Him In State?
Murphy’s Law

Will Biden’s DNC Snub Hurt Him In State?

Republicans gleeful. Is Biden's blowoff of Milwaukee convention Hillary-like or smartly strategic?

Wisconsin Democrats Report Record Fundraising Haul

Wisconsin Democrats Report Record Fundraising Haul

Party raises $10 million, the most it's raised in a three month period.

Appeals Court Upholds Early Voting Restriction

Appeals Court Upholds Early Voting Restriction

Overrules federal district court, upholds Republican restrictions on voting in Wisconsin.

Time to Face Systemic Racism, Biden Says

Time to Face Systemic Racism, Biden Says

Presidential candidate’s address to state’s Democrats says “soul of America” is at stake.

Wisconsin Politicos Respond to Safer At Home Ruling

Wisconsin Politicos Respond to Safer At Home Ruling

Politicians, lobbyists and activists fall back on party line in attacking or praising decision.

Political Organizers Go Digital To Reach Voters

Political Organizers Go Digital To Reach Voters

Social media, Zoom calls and texting campaigns supplant face-to-face campaigning during pandemic.

Pandemic Changing State’s Political Landscape?

Pandemic Changing State’s Political Landscape?

69% of Wisconsin voters say Trump did too little to prepare country for COVID-19.

WisGOP Statement Upon Filing Appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court
Federal Judge Won’t Delay Spring Election

Federal Judge Won’t Delay Spring Election

City of Green Bay sued, saying it couldn’t hold election safely, judge dismisses suit.

City Will Accept Absentee Ballots, Serve as Required Witness at Five Sites

City Will Accept Absentee Ballots, Serve as Required Witness at Five Sites

56,000 absentee ballots requested already. Lawsuits pending in court could change election.

Milwaukee Republican Field Office Vandalized

Milwaukee Republican Field Office Vandalized

State GOP says they're not leaving.

GOP Opens First Milwaukee Field Office

GOP Opens First Milwaukee Field Office

State Republican party is looking to expand outreach to African-American voters.

Data Wonk: Both Parties Bar Primary Challenge to Trump
Data Wonk

Both Parties Bar Primary Challenge to Trump

Weld and Walsh barred from Republican presidential primary in state’s Spring election. Why?

GOP Congressman Sean Duffy Resigning

GOP Congressman Sean Duffy Resigning

Northern Wisconsin Republican wants to focus on his growing family.

The State of Politics: New Leaders at Republican State Convention
The State of Politics

New Leaders at Republican State Convention

Ryan, Walker no longer key players, but focus remains on Trump 2020 victory.

The State of Politics: A New Generation of Political Leaders
The State of Politics

A New Generation of Political Leaders

GenXers and Millennials are replacing Baby Boomers in political office.

Governor Walker Appoints Andrew Hitt to Serve as Judicial Selection Advisory Committee Chair
Press Release

Governor Walker Appoints Andrew Hitt to Serve as Judicial Selection Advisory Committee Chair

Andrew Hitt currently serves as partner and chief operating officer of Michael Best Strategies, LLC, and senior counsel at Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP, where he is a senior member of the firm’s government and regulatory law team.

Governor Walker Announces Finalists for Wisconsin Supreme Court
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces Finalists for Wisconsin Supreme Court

Governor Walker will now interview the three finalists and make his selection prior to Justice Prosser’s retirement.