Molly Beck, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Molly Beck

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Wisconsin, United States

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Recent articles by Molly:

Assembly Republicans offer COVID-19 plan, but there's no sign of support yet from the Senate

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos offered a $100 million plan Wednesday to boost the state's COVID-19 response team. → Read More

GOP candidate says he was used without permission as a plaintiff in lawsuit to overturn Wisconsin election results

Derrick Van Orden, who narrowly lost to U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, said Tuesday he learned through social media posts about the lawsuit that his name was being used. → Read More

Trump sues to try to reverse Wisconsin's election results

President Donald Trump sued Wisconsin officials Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to reclaim a state he lost by about 20,700 votes. → Read More

Trump wants to throw out ballots from 238,000 Wisconsin voters

The affected voters face losing their voice in the election after following state guidance that was promoted widely, including by the president. → Read More

DWD chief sets goal of clearing unemployment backlog before 2021 after Google helps clear 103K claims in one week

Google technology helps the state agency to clear 103K claims in one week. → Read More

Group sues Dane County over its limits on indoor gatherings ahead of Thanksgiving

A gym and two Dane County residents sued public health officials Monday to try to overturn a ban on gatherings that is meant to keep Thanksgiving events from worsening the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Attorney heading up Trump campaign's Wisconsin recount effort is seeking to throw out his own vote

Jim Troupis, a former Dane County judge and Cross Plains attorney, voted early using the state's in-person absentee option. → Read More

Evers and GOP leaders talk for first time in six months, call meeting 'productive'

But the three may not speak again about what the state can do to respond to the pandemic until after Thanksgiving. → Read More

President Trump is seeking a recount in two Wisconsin counties, but what he’s really doing is preparing for a lawsuit.

By pursuing the recount, Trump has given himself a vehicle for a lawsuit that would likely go before a judge by early December. → Read More

Hospitals on brink of a COVID 'catastrophe,' association calls for action from Evers, GOP leaders

Wisconsin's hospitals are on the brink of a "catastrophe" if the state's Democratic and Republican leaders don't act swiftly and cooperatively, the state's hospital association warned on Thursday. → Read More

Gov. Tony Evers says he will extend mask mandate into 2021

"It's clear based on where we're headed, we cannot afford to stop or have a gap in some of the only mitigation efforts we still have in place," Evers said. → Read More

Trump campaign moves to seek partial recount of Wisconsin, hoping to overturn results

It's unclear which counties Trump is seeking a recount of ballots. → Read More

Tony Evers releases new COVID-19 relief package

The Democratic governor gave GOP leaders the package on Monday. → Read More

Three voters drop lawsuit seeking to throw out presidential votes in Wisconsin's Democratic-leaning counties

The Wisconsin effort was dropped as lawsuits in Georgia, Michigan and Pennsylvania were also dismissed. → Read More

Lawsuit on behalf of Trump seeks to exclude votes from Milwaukee, Dane and Menominee counties

The lawsuit alleges with evidence that absentee voting is fraught with widespread fraud. → Read More

'This crisis is urgent': Tony Evers asks Wisconsin to stay home on day of record cases, deaths, hospitalizations

The Democratic governor is recommending Wisconsinites stay home but is not requiring them to do so. → Read More

Biden election draws cheers

The announcement that Joe Biden had been elected president drew cheers and protests around the state. → Read More

Trump stumps for Wisconsin recount funds; money could be used to pay down campaign debt

President Donald Trump is raising money for an "election defense fund," but at least half could go toward paying down his campaign debts. → Read More

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos to investigate election after Trump alleges fraud without evidence

Vos ordered the Assembly's committee overseeing elections to lead an investigation under a state statute that allows lawmakers to require testimony. → Read More

White House task force warns Wisconsin faces more COVID deaths without a more robust plan from state leaders

One model from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation shows between 5,000 and 6,900 lives could be lost to COVID-19 in Wisconsin by Jan. 1 if the virus spread doesn't slow down. → Read More