Politics

Wisconsin officials worried about confusion from vote count

Elections officials are concerned that confusion could reign in Wisconsin on Election Day when posted results from the closely watched battleground state may appear to be complete but don’t actually include thousands of absentee ballots that are still being counted.

Democrats, Republicans making push for suburban votes in 2020

Leave Milwaukee and head north or west – you’ll find yourself in red territory. The block of counties – Washington, Ozaukee and Waukesha – hugging the most populous in the state is one of the most reliable spots in the state for Republicans.

'SNL' takes on the dueling town halls between Trump and Biden

Instead of a presidential debate, this week had dueling town halls between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. "Saturday Night Live" covered both, like many viewers, by flipping back and forth between the two. "One town hall…

The Latest: Mexico states vote amid antivirus measures

MEXICO CITY — As the U.S. counts down toward its presidential election, voters south of the border in two Mexican states were putting on masks and slathering on hand gel to cast ballots in local elections on Sunday. The border…

Is Facebook really ready for the 2020 election?

Ever since Russian agents and other opportunists abused its platform in an attempt to manipulate the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Facebook has insisted — repeatedly — that it’s learned its lesson and is no longer a conduit for misinformation, voter…

Ballot drop boxes installed throughout Madison

MADISON, Wis. -- The City Clerk’s Office, in a partnership with Madison Fire Department and City Engineering, placed 14 ballot drop boxes across Madison late last week to support those voting via absentee ballots. Mayor Rhodes-Conway will drop off her…

Stance on abortion politics varies widely among US clergy

Some priests and pastors are making waves during this election year by telling their flocks that voting for Democrats who support abortion rights is an evil potentially deserving of eternal damnation. Their fierce, openly partisan rhetoric is attention-grabbing. But it…