Patrick Marley, Washington Post

Patrick Marley

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Madison, WI, United States

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Recent articles by Patrick:

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

Michael Gableman backs away from talk of election decertification, Republican leaders say

Gableman's review of Joe Biden's victory over Donald Trump in Wisconsin is now paused and he works on lawsuits related to the election. → Read More

Victim's relatives say they have been promised a meeting with Gov. Evers before murderer's release

The family of a woman who was stabbed to death 25 years ago pressed Gov. Tony Evers' top aide Thursday to try to stop the parole of their loved one's killer. → Read More

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos backs exception for rape and incest if Wisconsin's abortion ban goes into effect

The Assembly speaker's stance puts him at odds with the Republicans running for governor. → Read More

Michael Gableman to receive $5,500 a month even as work on Wisconsin's Republican-led election review is paused

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Gableman reached a new agreement Tuesday that cuts Gableman's monthly salary in half, from $11,000 to $5,500. → Read More

Ron Johnson predicts Wisconsin's near-total ban on abortions wouldn't last long if Roe v. Wade is overturned

Johnson suggested Wisconsin officials would set different limits than a near-total ban, but lawmakers have given no indication they would do so. → Read More

'I'm frankly amazed': Another judge orders Republicans to prevent destruction of records in Gableman election review

A second judge ordered Wisconsin Republicans to prevent the destruction of public records as they review the 2020 election at taxpayer expense. → Read More

Kleefisch ignored problems with Wisconsin's unemployment system, former workforce development secretary says

Scott Walker's former chief of staff said they were never told the unemployment system needed to be urgently updated. → Read More

Wisconsin finally has its new election maps. Here is how we got there and what the end result means for voters

Here’s a look at Wisconsin’s redistricting decision and what it means for voters, lawmakers and congressional members for the coming years. → Read More

Tim Michels promises to divest himself from family construction business if he wins race for governor

Responding to ethics questions, Tim Michels said he would divest himself from his construction business if he wins the governorship. → Read More