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Elections Commission allows former lawmaker on ballot

Jan. 15, 2021 1:50 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Elections Commission on Friday voted to allow on the ballot a former lawmaker running for a vacancy in the state Senate, rejecting a challenge that he doesn't live in the district. Former state Rep. Don Pridemore, a Republican, filed to run for an April 6 special election...

Wisconsin Rep. Fitzgerald not sure Trump to blame for riot

Jan. 14, 2021 3:05 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's newest member of Congress, Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Fitzgerald, said Thursday he didn't know if President Donald Trump incited the riot last week at the U.S. Capitol and wants a full investigation to find out what motivated the mob. “I don’t think we know...

The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time. (AP Graphic)

Impeachment divides Wisconsin delegation along party lines

Jan. 13, 2021 5:26 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The vote Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for “incitement of insurrection” ahead of the storming of the U.S. Capitol broke along party lines among Wisconsin's congressional delegation, with all Democrats in support and Republicans against. The impeachment vote...

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Closed Wisconsin Capitol deflates security concerns

Jan. 8, 2021 2:54 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The stunning security breaches at the U.S. Capitol and statehouses around the country this week haven't yet led to any changes at the state Capitol building in Madison. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers closed the building to the public in March to prevent people from congregating inside and...

Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., read the final certification of Electoral College votes cast in November's presidential election during a joint session of Congress after working through the night, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. Violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol Wednesday, disrupting the process. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool)

GOP Reps. Tiffany, Fitzgerald object to certifying Biden win

Jan. 7, 2021 8:27 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two Wisconsin Republicans objected to certifying Joe Biden's victories in a pair of states before his win was confirmed in a meeting of Congress that was interrupted by the storming of the Capitol by a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump. Reps. Tom Tiffany and Scott Fitzgerald,...

Trump supporters gather outside the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. As Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory, thousands of people have gathered to show their support for President Donald Trump and his claims of election fraud. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Wisconsin Republicans decry rioters as 'social misfits'

Jan. 7, 2021 12:23 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Members of Wisconsin's congressional delegation decried supporters of President Donald Trump who stormed the halls of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday during the hearing to certify the Electoral College votes, with one Republican referring to them as “a bunch of social misfits" and...

Virus, elections, budget top Wisconsin legislative agenda

Jan. 2, 2021 1:01 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Pandemic response measures and changing election procedures will take center stage when the Wisconsin Legislature opens its 2021-22 session on Monday, eclipsing even state budget deliberations that typically consume the first six months of every session. The Legislature this year will...

Evers sets spring election to fill Fitzgerald's seat

Dec. 22, 2020 10:08 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers has scheduled a special election this spring to fill outgoing Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald's seat. Evers issued an executive order Tuesday scheduling the election for April 6 in southeastern Wisconsin's 13th Senate District. The election will coincide with...

Today in History

Dec. 22, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Dec. 22, the 357th day of 2020. There are nine days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 22, 2001, Richard C. Reid, a passenger on an American Airlines flight from Paris to Miami, tried to ignite explosives in his shoes, but was subdued by flight...

Today in History

Dec. 21, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Dec. 21, the 356th day of 2020. There are 10 days left in the year. Winter arrives at 5:02 a.m. Eastern time. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 21, 1620, Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower went ashore for the first time at present-day Plymouth, Massachusetts. On this...