Local Politics

Recount in Dane, Milwaukee counties proceeds against backdrop of baseless claims

Clerks in Dane and Milwaukee counties were busy Thursday preparing for a recount of almost 800,000 ballots after the WEC officially passed the order after the Trump campaign submitted their petition on Wednesday. The thirteen-day clock on the presidential election started ticking Thursday morning, after a contentious, hours-long meeting of the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

WEC: Recount could cost nearly $8M

Wisconsin elections officials said Monday that a statewide recount of votes cast in the Nov. 3 election will cost an estimated $7.9 million.

Senate Republicans name LeMahieu new majority leader

Senate Republicans have chosen new leaders as they prepare to use an expanded majority to revise the next state budget, draw new legislative district maps and potentially fire Gov. Tony Evers’ health secretary.