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Scott Bauer

Madison, WI, United States

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Wisconsin GOP candidate calls for 'pitchforks and torches'

The Republican candidate for governor in Wisconsin endorsed by Donald Trump is calling for people to take up “pitchforks and torches” in reaction to a story that detailed his giving to anti-abortion groups, churches and others — rhetoric that Democrats say amounts to threatening violence. Tim Michels, who co-owns the state's largest construction company, faces Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in the… → Read More

Post-Roe differences surface in GOP over new abortion rules

After SCOTUS repealed Roe, Republican politicians are under pressure to satisfy their base’s anti-abortion stance and moderate voters who accept a woman's right to choose. → Read More

Trump ties may come back to haunt in swing state Wisconsin

Donald Trump reasserted his grip on Republicans in Wisconsin's primary, but both Democrats and Republicans said Wednesday that the former president's involvement in key races for governor and U.S. Senate could come back to hurt them in the swing state. Trump's pick for governor, construction company co-owner Tim Michels, beat out the choice of establishment Republicans. Democratic Gov. Tony… → Read More

Wisconsin election investigator says he deleted records

The former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice hired to investigate President Joe Biden's victory in the battleground state testified Thursday that he routinely deleted records, and deactivated a personal email account, even after receiving open records requests. Michael Gableman testified in a court hearing about whether the person who hired him, Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, should face… → Read More

Wisconsin election investigator fined $2K daily for contempt

A judge on Wednesday issued a scathing ruling against the investigator hired by Republicans to look into the 2020 election in Wisconsin, forwarding his decision for possible disciplinary action and ordering that Michael Gableman be fined $2,000 a day until he complies with earlier rulings. Dane County Circuit Judge Frank Remington's written order determined that Gableman violated his oath as an… → Read More

Wisconsin GOP leader rejects election decertification call

Wisconsin's Republican speaker of the Assembly again rejected calls to decertify President Joe Biden's win in the battleground state after meeting privately Wednesday with advocates for making that move that attorneys across the political spectrum have said can't be done. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, who called the meeting, emerged to say he believed there was widespread fraud in the 2020… → Read More

Trump backer, 4 others charged with voter fraud in Wisconsin

A supporter of former President Donald Trump who said authorities should root out voter fraud is among five people who were charged Thursday with election fraud by a Republican district attorney who's running for Wisconsin attorney general. All five voters, including a homeless person, improperly listed a post office box number at a UPS store as their address, rather than a residential address… → Read More

Jury reaches outcome in trial over Daunte Wright’s killing

The jury reached a trial outcome Thursday in the manslaughter trial of the suburban Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed Black motorist Daunte Wright after she says she mistook her gun for her Taser. The jury began deliberations in the case against Kim Potter on Monday. State sentencing guidelines call for just over seven years in prison upon conviction of first-degree manslaughter and… → Read More

Jurors in Kim Potter trial ask about not reaching verdict

Jurors weighing the case of the suburban Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed Black motorist Daunte Wright asked the judge after a full day of deliberations Tuesday what they should do if they can’t reach a verdict. Former Brooklyn Center officer Kim Potter, who is white, is charged with first- and second-degree manslaughter. If convicted of the most serious charge, Potter, 49, would… → Read More

'Glue me back together': Online pleas to aid parade victims

Friends and families of the roughly 50 people, including many children, hit by an SUV that sped through a Christmas parade in a suburban Milwaukee downtown say they suffered life-threatening injuries, with some clinging to life. A young girl who is a member of a dance troupe struck by the SUV, a moment captured on cellphone video, woke up Monday and told doctors, “just glue me back together,”… → Read More

5 dead, 40 injured after SUV speeds into Christmas parade

An SUV sped through barricades and into a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee on Sunday, killing at least five people and injuring more than 40 others. → Read More

Evers calls GOP-ordered election probe a 'boondoggle'

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday blasted a Republican-ordered investigation into the 2020 presidential election as a “$700,000 boondoggle” and said election clerks should be “lawyered up." After an election audit in Arizona confirmed President Joe Biden's win in the state, Republicans have focused their attention on Wisconsin, where Biden also won, and other states where they're pursuing… → Read More

Wright family demands more severe charges for Minn. ex-cop

Daunte Wright’s family joined community leaders in demanding more severe charges against the white former police officer who fatally shot the young Black man in a Minneapolis suburb, where hundreds of protesters again filled the streets in front of the police station. → Read More

Wisconsin Supreme Court tosses Trump election lawsuit

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday rejected President Donald Trump’s lawsuit attempting to overturn his loss to Democrat Joe Biden in the battleground state, ending Trump's legal challenges in state court about an hour before the Electoral College was to meet to cast the state's 10 votes for Biden. The court held arguments in the case Saturday, the same day a federal judge dismissed another… → Read More

Wisconsin recount cleared to begin after partisan fight

The Wisconsin Elections Commission has agreed to issue an order to recount ballots in two heavily liberal counties at President Donald Trump's request, but only after hours of contentious debate that may foreshadow the partisan battle ahead. Trump paid the $3 million required for the recount and issuing the order was expected to be a pro forma move, but it took six hours for the commission —… → Read More

Wisconsin Republican Party says hackers stole $2.3 million

The state’s Republican party contacted the FBI after noticing missing funds from an account that was being used to help reelect President Trump. → Read More

Court hands Dems victory in key battleground state

A federal appeals court upheld a six-day extension for counting absentee ballots in Wisconsin’s election — a decision likely to benefit Joe Biden. → Read More

Teen charged in Kenosha shootings fights extradition

A 17-year-old in Illinois accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. → Read More

Ill. teen charged in Kenosha shooting that killed 2, hurt 1

Prosecutors on Thursday charged a 17-year-old from Illinois in the fatal shooting of two protesters and the wounding of a third in Kenosha, Wis. → Read More

Kenosha police: 3 shot, 2 fatally, during Wisconsin protests

Tuesday saw a 3rd straight night of violence on the streets of the Wisconsin city sparked by the police shooting of a Black man, Jacob Blake. → Read More