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Activists Demand Robert Spindell’s Removal From Elections Commission

Activists Demand Robert Spindell’s Removal From Elections Commission

One of 10 fake electors, he also backed suppression of minority vote in Milwaukee.

Back in the News: Josh Kaul Investigating Fake Electors?
Back in the News

Josh Kaul Investigating Fake Electors?

Wisconsin attorney general's office interviewed Kenneth Chesebro, part of 'active' probe.

Wisconsin Elections Commission Rejects Vos Recall

Wisconsin Elections Commission Rejects Vos Recall

The bipartisan commission found organizers fell short of the signatures needed to force a recall.

Democratic Proposal Would Bar Fake Electors From Serving As Election Officials

Democratic Proposal Would Bar Fake Electors From Serving As Election Officials

The legislation would disqualify Bob Spindell from his seat on the Wisconsin Elections Commission

Documents Suggest Trump Fake Elector Scheme Originated In Wisconsin

Documents Suggest Trump Fake Elector Scheme Originated In Wisconsin

Emails and text messages between Wisconsin natives Troupis and Chesebro give far more insight into scheme that culminated in deadly Jan. 6 riot

New Call For Bob Spindell To Resign Elections Post

New Call For Bob Spindell To Resign Elections Post

Spindell, a fake elector participant, says he has done more for Black community than any white Republican.

The State of Politics: Top 10 State Government Stories of 2023
The State of Politics

Top 10 State Government Stories of 2023

A year filled with surprises and big stories, led by the election of Janet Protasiewicz to Supreme Court.

Back In The News: Ron Johnson Looks Foolish on CNN
Back In The News

Ron Johnson Looks Foolish on CNN

Claims Democrats have used fake electors, but could provide no examples.

WI Secretary of State Calls for Removing Election Commissioner Robert Spindell

WI Secretary of State Calls for Removing Election Commissioner Robert Spindell

Spindell admitted serving as fake elector and also celebrated voter suppression.

Secretary of State Godlewski calls on Senator LeMahieu to remove Robert Spindell Jr. from WEC for submitting a fraudulent Certificate of Votes
Op Ed: Wisconsin a Major Front in War Against Democracy
Op Ed

Wisconsin a Major Front in War Against Democracy

Report identifies Wisconsin and North Carolina as leaders in this ugly movement.

Wisconsin Democrats Renew Call for Removal of Bob Spindell
Wisconsin Fake Electors Admit Biden Won, Settle Lawsuit

Wisconsin Fake Electors Admit Biden Won, Settle Lawsuit

But no criminal charges. Republicans posed as electors in effort to back Donald Trump's attempt to overturn election result.

Milwaukee Businesses Pitch Republicans

Milwaukee Businesses Pitch Republicans

300 businesses at Baird Center seek customers and contacts for 2024 convention.

State Election Board Leaves Administrator In Legal Limbo

State Election Board Leaves Administrator In Legal Limbo

Commissioners split on whether Wolfe should testify to Senate.

Gov. Evers Calls for Legal Consequences for False Electors

Gov. Evers Calls for Legal Consequences for False Electors

Attorney General Kaul won't say whether there's an ongoing investigation.

Wisconsin’s Congressional Delegation Largely Silent On Trump’s January 6 Indictment

Wisconsin’s Congressional Delegation Largely Silent On Trump’s January 6 Indictment

But Sen. Ron Johnson, who appears in charging document, says it is another example of "dual system of justice under Biden."

Wisconsin’s False Electors, Kaul In Spotlight After Those in Michigan Charged

Wisconsin’s False Electors, Kaul In Spotlight After Those in Michigan Charged

Attorney General has declined to say whether he's pursuing charges against those that attempted to subvert 2020 election.

Elections Commission Deadlocks on Executive Director

Elections Commission Deadlocks on Executive Director

3-3 vote means Meagan Wolfe will continue as director. Issue could go to courts.

Trial For Wisconsin’s Fake Electors Scheduled For Fall 2024

Trial For Wisconsin’s Fake Electors Scheduled For Fall 2024

Jury trial would start two months before 2024 presidential election.

Back in the News: Republican Party Raising Cash for Kelly
Back in the News

Republican Party Raising Cash for Kelly

Emails from 4th District Republican chairman Bob Spindell shows how partisan the race is.

Early Voting Push Underway For Spring Primary

Early Voting Push Underway For Spring Primary

Early voting runs through Saturday.

The State of Politics: Why State Voting Audit Was Remarkable
The State of Politics

Why State Voting Audit Was Remarkable

Largest hand recount in state history finds not one voting machine error, wins bipartisan praise.

Senator Agard and Democratic Colleagues Call on Senator LeMahieu to Remove Bob Spindell
State Audit Finds Voting Machines Near Perfect in 2022 Election

State Audit Finds Voting Machines Near Perfect in 2022 Election

'Effective error rate" is 0 percent. Elections Commission members hail results.

Murphy’s Law: New State GOP Chair Involved with Fake Electors
Murphy’s Law

New State GOP Chair Involved with Fake Electors

Brian Schimming went on talk radio to defend ‘peaceful protests’ at January 6 Capitol riot.

Democrats Call For Spindell To Resign After Milwaukee Voting Comments

Democrats Call For Spindell To Resign After Milwaukee Voting Comments

Republican-appointed elections commissioner said GOP should be proud of suppressing vote.

Senator Agard Calls for WEC’s Bob Spindell to Resign
Court Rules Spindell Needn’t Respond to Records Request

Court Rules Spindell Needn’t Respond to Records Request

Elections Commission, not its members, must handle open records request, judge finds.

WisDems Statement on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Back in the News: Spindell Defends Himself, Spins His Comments
Back in the News

Spindell Defends Himself, Spins His Comments

He sends media softening language not in his original email about suppressing votes.

WisDems Statement on WEC Bob Spindell’s Admission of Milwaukee Voter Suppression
Murphy’s Law: GOP Leader Thrilled to Suppress City Vote
Murphy’s Law

GOP Leader Thrilled to Suppress City Vote

Republican ads targeted Black and Hispanic voters to discourage voting. Did they work?

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.

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.

Will Elections Commission Fulfill Rep. Brandtjen’s Election Data Request?

Will Elections Commission Fulfill Rep. Brandtjen’s Election Data Request?

Partisan body deadlocks on fulfilling her large request after Republicans remove election-denier from meeting.

Elections Commission Retracts ‘Ballot Spoiling’ Guidance

Elections Commission Retracts ‘Ballot Spoiling’ Guidance

After appeals court loss, state officials won't allow absentee voters to void ballot, re-vote.

Elections Commission Votes to Track Fraudulent Absentee Ballot Requests

Elections Commission Votes to Track Fraudulent Absentee Ballot Requests

Right-wing activists have illegally requested absentee ballots on behalf of other people.

Elections Board Okays Help For Disabled Voters

Elections Board Okays Help For Disabled Voters

Per federal court ruling, it votes 4-2 to let disabled voters get help with absentee ballots.

State Elections Board Wants Inspector General

State Elections Board Wants Inspector General

Will ask Legislature for new position, 10 more staff to handle rise in election complaints, records requests.

State Elections Commission Helping Investigate Racine Voter Fraud

State Elections Commission Helping Investigate Racine Voter Fraud

A Racine man committed voter fraud to prove it can be done. Racine sheriff congratulated him.

Who Can Drop Absentee Ballot in Mailbox?

Who Can Drop Absentee Ballot in Mailbox?

Officials in state disagree. Advocates for disabled voters say help with mailing is legal.

Wisconsin At The Center of Jan. 6 Conspiracy

Wisconsin At The Center of Jan. 6 Conspiracy

'This is not over. This is ongoing.'

New State Elections Commission Chair Seeks to Restore Faith in Elections

New State Elections Commission Chair Seeks to Restore Faith in Elections

GOP appointee Don Millis wants to pursue all complaints, increase audits of voting machines.

Elections Commission Rejects Challenge to Tim Michels’ Nominating Petitions

Elections Commission Rejects Challenge to Tim Michels’ Nominating Petitions

Unanimous decision puts Michels on the ballot in the GOP primary for governor.

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.

Vos Appoints Attorney Don Millis to Elections Commission

Vos Appoints Attorney Don Millis to Elections Commission

Republican previously served on WEC, and decades ago, on Wisconsin Elections Board.

Ron Johnson Spoke Against Outgoing Republican Elections Commissioner

Ron Johnson Spoke Against Outgoing Republican Elections Commissioner

Senator told Assembly Speaker Vos that Knudson 'lost the confidence of the grassroots Republicans,' according to his spokesperson.

Republican Dean Knudson Resigns Election Commission

Republican Dean Knudson Resigns Election Commission

Knudson said 'highest levels' of the Republican party told him to resign.

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.

Campaign Cash: Right-Wing Money Helps Elect Appeals Court Judge
Campaign Cash

Right-Wing Money Helps Elect Appeals Court Judge

Uihleins and outside groups spend $450,000 to elect Maria Lazar.

Wisconsin Court of Appeals Race Takes Partisan Turn

Wisconsin Court of Appeals Race Takes Partisan Turn

Donations from mega-donors, political action committees funding attack ads.

Campaign Cash: $250,000 In Dark Money Backs Appeals Court Candidate
Campaign Cash

$250,000 In Dark Money Backs Appeals Court Candidate

Conservative Waukesha judge Judge Maria Lazar backed by shadowy Illinois group.

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.

Senate Passes a Dozen Voting Bills

Senate Passes a Dozen Voting Bills

Republicans say bills address election ‘irregularities.’ Democrats charge ‘voter suppression.'

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.

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
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.

GOP Lawmakers Make Massive Data Request of Election Commission

GOP Lawmakers Make Massive Data Request of Election Commission

WEC says request would cost $100,000, shut down agency for four days.

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.

The State of Politics: Why The GOP Push To Oust Wolfe
The State of Politics

Why The GOP Push To Oust Wolfe

If elections commission administrator resigned and board deadlocks on who should replace her, Vos and Republicans get to choose new leader.

AG Calls Racine Sheriff Charges ‘Publicity Stunt’

AG Calls Racine Sheriff Charges ‘Publicity Stunt’

AG Kaul refused a statewide investigation, called charges "disgraceful."

Racine County Sheriff Refers Charges For State Elections Commissioners

Racine County Sheriff Refers Charges For State Elections Commissioners

Charging recommendations against five of six elections commissioners referred to district attorney.

Racine County Sheriff Alleges Voting Fraud In Nursing Homes

Racine County Sheriff Alleges Voting Fraud In Nursing Homes

Deputy Sheriff alleges voting laws were broken with use of absentee ballots.

Van Orden Gets $12,000 Donation From Casino Magnate Accused of Sex Harassment

Van Orden Gets $12,000 Donation From Casino Magnate Accused of Sex Harassment

The Republican candidate for Congress has himself been accused of sexual harassment.

Op Ed: “Is this fair?” The Campaign Against Electoral College
Op Ed

“Is this fair?” The Campaign Against Electoral College

Taking to the streets for the National Popular Vote.

Walker Connected Group Calls for Abolishing Elections Commission

Walker Connected Group Calls for Abolishing Elections Commission

Call to replace state commission part of national Republican effort to delegitimize legal elections.

Trump Praises Brandtjen ‘Election Audit’

Trump Praises Brandtjen ‘Election Audit’

Puts more pressure on Vos as Pocan calls for firing Gableman.

GOP Elections Commissioners Argue for Voter Roll Purge

GOP Elections Commissioners Argue for Voter Roll Purge

A State Supreme Court decision said it's not the state's responsibility to remove names.

GOP Election Commissioners Want Tougher Response to Felon Voting

GOP Election Commissioners Want Tougher Response to Felon Voting

Republican appointees decry election fraud citing negligible numbers of felons voting.

Spindell Gets Second Term on Elections Commission

Spindell Gets Second Term on Elections Commission

Spindell wanted Wisconsin's electors cast for Trump, attended "Stop The Steal" rally.

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.

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
Election Official Joins ‘Stop the Steal’ Rally

Election Official Joins ‘Stop the Steal’ Rally

Republican WEC member Robert Spindell speaks at MAGA event, says there may have been fraud.

State Elections Commission Gets Testy

State Elections Commission Gets Testy

Republican members demand Democratic commission chair step down. And she doesn't.

State Recount Turns Into Partisan Battle

State Recount Turns Into Partisan Battle

The partial-recount is focusing solely on Milwaukee and Dane counties.

Instances of Voter Fraud Incredibly Low

Instances of Voter Fraud Incredibly Low

Only 19 cases that might have been fraud in past two years.

GOP Election Commission Member Helped Green Party

GOP Election Commission Member Helped Green Party

Spindell helped Green Party find lawyer to challenge disqualification from state election ballot.

Green Party Denied Ballot Access For Now

Green Party Denied Ballot Access For Now

Bipartisan state Election Commission deadlocks on issue with nominating papers.

Kanye West Booted From Wisconsin Ballot

Kanye West Booted From Wisconsin Ballot

Commission votes 5-1 to reject candidacy on basis West's filing was late. Legal challenge possible.

Op Ed: Fighting to Make Voting Easier
Op Ed

Fighting to Make Voting Easier

Increasing absentee ballots will be good for democracy.

Mail-In Voting for Nursing Home Residents Maintained

Mail-In Voting for Nursing Home Residents Maintained

Due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, policy will continue through the end of the year.

State Will Soon Mail 2.7 Million Absentee Ballot Applications

State Will Soon Mail 2.7 Million Absentee Ballot Applications

After weeks of discussion, the Wisconsin Elections Commission has approved the ballot application language.

Voter Purge Push Threatens 129,000 Names

Voter Purge Push Threatens 129,000 Names

State Supreme Court will consider approach critics decry as voter suppression.

Elections Commission Approves Vote By Mail Plan

Elections Commission Approves Vote By Mail Plan

2.7 million registered voters will receive an absentee ballot application in the mail.

Thousands of Absentee Ballots Might Not Count

Thousands of Absentee Ballots Might Not Count

Wisconsin Elections Commissions deadlocks on what to do about unpostmarked ballots.

Elections Commission Deadlocks on Pandemic Guidance

Elections Commission Deadlocks on Pandemic Guidance

Proposal would have reprimanded clerks in Dane and Milwaukee counties.

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.

Wisconsin Elections Commission Considering a Public Shaming

Wisconsin Elections Commission Considering a Public Shaming

Commission considering publicly calling-out communities with outdated election security software.

Elections Commission Splits on Judge’s Ruling

Elections Commission Splits on Judge’s Ruling

Ruling would purge 234,000 names from voting rolls, commission ties 3-3 on how to respond.

Campaign Cash: Trump Supporter Picked For Elections Commission

Contribution to Robert Bauman of $100

Campaign Cash: Trump Supporter Picked For Elections Commission
Campaign Cash

Trump Supporter Picked For Elections Commission

Fitzgerald appoints Bob Spindell, GOP donor and supporter of Voter ID law, to state commission.

Sen. Fitzgerald Appoints Bob Spindell to Wisconsin Elections Commission
Logsdon Campaign Announces Endorsements

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $400

Logsdon Campaign Announces Endorsements
Press Release

Logsdon Campaign Announces Endorsements

"I am very proud that so many hardworking, respected people have publicly endorsed my candidacy."

Leah announces 300+ Wisconsin endorsements
Press Release

Leah announces 300+ Wisconsin endorsements

Leah has also been endorsed by former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Maggie’s List, RightNOW Women PAC and VIEW PAC.

Grassroots Unite Behind Leah Vukmir for U.S. Senate
Press Release

Grassroots Unite Behind Leah Vukmir for U.S. Senate

“Over the years, it’s been a pleasure to work with these strong grassroots conservatives to build the Republican Party in Wisconsin,” Leah said.

Grassroots Unite Behind Leah Vukmir for U.S. Senate

Contribution to Robert Bauman of $100

Grassroots Unite Behind Leah Vukmir for U.S. Senate

Contribution to Cavalier Johnson of $100

Grassroots Unite Behind Leah Vukmir for U.S. Senate

Contribution to Ashanti Hamilton of $100

Grassroots Unite Behind Leah Vukmir for U.S. Senate

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $400

Grassroots Unite Behind Leah Vukmir for U.S. Senate

Contribution to Chris Wiken of $100

Grassroots Unite Behind Leah Vukmir for U.S. Senate

Contribution to Robert Bauman of $100

Grassroots Unite Behind Leah Vukmir for U.S. Senate

Contribution to Robert Bauman of $100