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Wisconsin Democrats focus ire on Republican Sen. Johnson

Jun. 26, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats looking to unseat Republican Sen. Ron Johnson focused their attacks on him Sunday, and not each other, as the eight candidates made their case to party activists at the state convention held six weeks before the primary. The Democratic...

Proud Boys riot trial delayed due to committee hearings

Jun. 22, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

A federal judge agreed on Wednesday to postpone a trial for the former leader of the Proud Boys and other members of the extremist group charged with attacking the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden's 2020 electoral victory. U..S. District Judge Timothy...

What we know about how Pence's day unfolded on Jan. 6

Jun. 16, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Pence won't be testifying at Thursday's Jan. 6 committee hearing. But he will be in the spotlight as the focus turns to former President Donald Trump’s desperate and futile attempts to persuade his vice president to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election...

Elections commission picks GOP attorney as new chair

Jun. 10, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Elections Commission on Friday selected a Republican attorney to be its new chairman, passing over another GOP member who tried to cast an Electoral College vote for Donald Trump even though Trump lost to President Joe Biden. The commission voted...

Proud Boys charged with seditious conspiracy in Capitol riot

Jun. 07, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former top leader of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group and other members were charged with seditious conspiracy for what federal prosecutors say was a coordinated attack on the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral...

NC man pleads guilty to storming Capitol to disrupt Congress

May. 28, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to charges that he stormed the U.S. Capitol last year to disrupt Congress from certifying the Electoral College vote, court filings show. Matthew Mark Wood pleaded guilty on Friday to all six counts in his March 2021...

Ex-Proud Boys leader to stay jailed until Capitol riot trial

May. 28, 2022 11:42 AM EDT

The former top leader of the Proud Boys will remain jailed while awaiting trial on charges that he conspired with other members of the far-right extremist group to attack the U.S. Capitol and stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden's presidential victory, a federal judge has ruled. ...

Republican fake elector running to lead election commission

May. 23, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One of the 10 Republicans who attempted to cast Electoral College ballot s for Donald Trump even though he lost Wisconsin said Monday he is running to become chairman of the state elections commission where he currently serves as a member. Robert Spindell has...

Republicans reject recalling Biden votes, removing Vos

May. 22, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans on Saturday rejected calls to rescind the state's Electoral College votes cast for President Joe Biden and to remove Robin Vos as speaker of the state Assembly. Delegates at the state party's annual convention outside of Madison rejected...

How Pa. GOP gov pick could turn election lies into action

May. 18, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Doug Mastriano is not the only candidate who won a Republican primary on Tuesday after embracing Donald Trump's lie that the 2020 election was stolen. But no GOP contender did more to subvert that presidential election -- and no one may be better positioned to subvert the...