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Election Coverage and letters

Fighting bogus claims a growing priority in election offices

By ALI SWENSON and JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press Election officials preparing for the rapidly approaching midterm elections have one more headache: trying to combat misinformation that sows distrust about voting and results while fueling vitriol aimed at rank-and-file election workers. Some states and counties are devoting more money or staff to a problem that…

Vos withdraws subpoenas, ending Gableman election review

With the withdrawal of several subpoenas by Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester), the widely criticized review of the 2020 presidential election that he commissioned is over. After 14 months, the investigation found no evidence of widespread fraud in the administration of the election.  The subpoenas, which Vos withdrew on Friday, had been submitted by…

Election officials can’t access federal funding for security as violent threats mount

Federal authorities are prosecuting a man who pled guilty to threatening a Colorado election official on Instagram, where he wrote: “Do you feel safe? You shouldn’t.” And Colorado police arrested a man accused of calling Secretary of State Jena Griswold and saying that “the angel of death is coming for her.” So when the Colorado…

Watchdog group: State corporate political donations double since 2020

Corporate donors have given Wisconsin Republican Party groups more than three times as much money as they have to Democratic Party groups so far this year, according to a campaign finance watchdog group, and they are spending twice as much on political contributions as they did two years ago. Through June 2022, corporations gave $633,393…

Election skeptics advance in key Wisconsin, Minnesota races

By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press Longtime Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette won his Democratic primary on Tuesday, advancing to a general election in which Republicans hope to win back the seat and give it power over elections. And in Minnesota, Republican Kim Crockett — who has called the 2020 election “rigged” and…

Primary results: Tomczyk tops Jacobson, Tiffany breezes past challenger

Wausau Pilot & Review Mosinee businessman Cory Tomczyk will be on the ballot in November for Wisconsin’s 29th Senate district after sailing past Mosinee Mayor Brent Jacobson and Jon Kaiser in Tuesday’s primary. Tomczyk, a Republican, will face off against Democrat Bob Look for the seat, which is now held by retiring Republican Jerry Petrowski.…

Jarchow, Toney vie for chance to taken on Wisconsin AG Kaul

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A testy race between the Republicans seeking to knock off Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul went to voters Tuesday, with Eric Tony and Adam Jarchow locked in a close race as results trickled in late. The pair were the leading candidates in a race that hasn’t…