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Patrick Marley

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Madison, WI, United States

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Recent articles by Patrick:

Texas Republicans single out one blue county as they push election bills

The legislation focused on Harris County — home to Houston — has alarmed voting rights activists. Republicans say it’s needed to fix a broken system. → Read More

In a thriving Michigan county, a community goes to war with itself

Ottawa County shows one of the building blocks of democracy consumed by ideology. → Read More

Large turnout expected for Wisconsin court election ahead of abortion case

Wisconsin voters will decide Tuesday whether liberals or conservatives control the state Supreme Court as it gears up to consider a challenge to the state’s abortion ban. → Read More

Expensive court race will decide future of abortion in Wisconsin

Voters will decide Tuesday if conservative or liberal judges control the Wisconsin Supreme Court ahead of decisions on abortion and redistricting. → Read More

Trump’s grip on the Republican base is slipping — even among his fans

Interviews in pivotal electoral states show Donald Trump maintains a bond with his GOP voters but faces rising interest in a new standard-bearer. → Read More

Voters could tip Wisconsin Supreme Court left on abortion, gerrymandering

In April, Wisconsin voters will decide whether to give liberals or conservatives control of the state supreme court. → Read More

In a county rife with conspiracy, a GOP clerk fights to win voters’ trust

Justin Roebuck sought to rebuild faith in the election system with a public forum. At the same time, the Ottawa County Patriots were raising new doubts. → Read More

How votes are cast and counted is increasingly decided in courtrooms

In America, election season has turned into lawsuit season. → Read More

After attacks and primary challenge, Wisconsin GOP leader still stands by Trump

After winning his primary by just 260 votes this month, Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R) says he still stands by Donald Trump. → Read More

Wisconsin anti-voting-fraud activist commits voter fraud to make a point

The stunt angered many state elections officials, especially those who have spent the last several years fighting baseless claims of widespread voter fraud. → Read More

Pence endorses Kleefisch for governor in Wisconsin, breaking from Trump

Donald Trump and Mike Pence are again coming down on opposite sides in a Republican primary for governor, this time in Wisconsin. → Read More

After Wis. Supreme Court absentee ballot decision, disabled people sue

The lawsuit says that new rules for returning ballots violate the U.S. Constitution, the Voting Rights Act, the Civil Rights Act and the Americans With Disabilities Act. → Read More

Michigan activists push for ballot initiative to expand voting access

Voting rights proponents want at least nine days of early voting, more ballot drop boxes and protection for those who forget to bring their ID to the polls. → Read More

Ballot drop boxes not allowed in Wisconsin, state Supreme Court rules

A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court barred the use of most ballot drop boxes Friday and ruled voters could not give their completed absentee ballots to others to return on their behalf. → Read More

Where the Michael Gableman review of Wisconsin's 2020 election stands

Here's a look at the Republican review of the 2020 election in Wisconsin. → Read More

Retired Judge John Roemer killed in New Lisbon; 'targeted act' was connected to the 'judicial system,' AG says

A 68-year-old man died and a 56-year-old man is injured from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after targeted shooting in New Lisbon. → Read More

Evers raises LGBTQ flag over Capitol for Pride Month, but his Republican opponents may not do the same

Two Republicans running for governor say they don't support flying the rainbow flag over the Capitol. Other Republicans won't say what they would do. → Read More

GOP governor candidate Tim Michels reverses course and now says he wants to eliminate the Wisconsin Elections Commission

Tim Michels now says he wants to dissolve the Wisconsin Elections Commission but he doesn't make clear who he wants to run elections. → Read More

Ron Johnson unifies Republicans at state convention as they remain split over issues and other candidates

"It’s not fun having your integrity attacked, lied about, falsely accused day in and day out," U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said at Saturday's state Republican Party convention. → Read More

Michael Gableman, the Republican attorney reviewing 2020 election, has 'run amok' and 'gone rogue,' judge says

An attorney for Assembly Speaker Robin Vos of Rochester argued he could not force ex-Justice Michael Gableman to turn over documents to the court. → Read More