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Past articles by Matt:

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate won't recuse himself from cases involving major donors

Daniel Kelly voted in 2017 against a rule that would force judges off cases involving those who spent money to get them elected. → Read More

How Daniel Kelly worked with the GOP to fuel election denialism

The conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate was involved in a GOP scheme to submit fake electors to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and was part of a nine-city 'election integrity' tour in 2022. → Read More

Meet the groups backing right-wing Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates

The groups have ties to a national anti-abortion group, election deniers, and a major conservative donor. → Read More

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Janet Protasiewicz: 'Democracy is on the line'

The race will determine the partisan makeup of the state's highest court at a time when abortion rights and voting rights are at risk. → Read More

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Daniel Kelly decries 'judicial activists'

At the same time, the Republican candidate has spoken out against same-sex marriage and accused pro-choice organizations of seeking to 'preserve sexual libertinism.' → Read More

Washington GOP candidate Smiley is silent on her support for anti-LGBTQ figures and groups

Republican Washington U.S. Senate candidate Tiffany Smiley is a supporter of anti-LGBTQ evangelical leader Franklin Graham and groups such as Focus on the Family. → Read More

Abortion access in Illinois at stake in upcoming Supreme Court elections

Voters will choose which party controls the Illinois Supreme Court on Nov. 8. → Read More

Ron DeSantis' campaign took thousands from two donors accused of soliciting prostitution

The charges stemmed from a Florida spa with alleged ties to a human trafficking ring. → Read More

Conservative billionaire donor Uihlein funneling millions of dollars into state judicial races

A new entity created by the Uihlein-funded Restoration PAC is aimed specifically at electing far-right judges in state supreme court races. → Read More

Body camera footage shows people arrested for voting under DeSantis' voter fraud law

The arrests are part of a larger effort by Florida Republicans to disenfranchise Black voters, civil rights advocates say. → Read More

A right-wing think tank is dumping millions into the Ohio Supreme Court races

The Republican State Leadership Committee has ties to dark money donors and has ramped up spending on judicial races. → Read More

Marilyn Zayas wants to get partisan politics thrown out of the Ohio Supreme Court

Marilyn Zayas, an IT manager turned lawyer turned appellate court judge, is seeking to unseat Pat DeWine, a Republican and the son of Ohio's current governor, from the Ohio Supreme Court. → Read More

The North Carolina Supreme Court has a glaring conflict of interest problem

North Carolina state Sen. Phil Berger is the father of state Supreme Court Justice Phil Berger Jr. → Read More

The dark money network backing a conservative North Carolina Supreme Court candidate

Trey Allen, a candidate for the North Carolina Supreme Court, has benefited from a PAC with ties to the Republican state Senate leader. → Read More

How North Carolina's Supreme Court election could determine the future of voting rights

Part one of a three-part series on North Carolina's state Supreme Court election in November. → Read More

13 GOP House members who took Big Pharma money voted against lower drug prices for seniors

On August 12, Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Inflation Reduction Act over the opposition of every Republican in the chamber. → Read More

Ohio Justice Pat DeWine won't recuse himself from gerrymandering cases involving his dad

Republican Gov. Mike DeWine is a defendant in three lawsuits challenging Ohio's district maps. → Read More

The Federalist Society turns to states like Ohio in its fight against abortion rights

The Ohio Supreme Court has a 4-3 Republican majority, and three of the four conservative justices have deep ties to the Federalist Society. → Read More

What's at stake in Ohio's Supreme Court elections

Justice Pat DeWine has refused to recuse himself from cases that directly involve his father, Republican Gov. Mike DeWine. → Read More

A network of national conservative groups is influencing Wisconsin school board elections

'It's a very organized, deliberate, well-backed campaign to push these three candidates,' one Waukesha County parent said. → Read More