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  • Exclusive: Wisconsin Judge Stops The State's Elections Commission From ‘Fomenting Election Fraud’

    05/17/2024 8:42:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/17/2024 | M.D. Kittle
    The litigation is the latest in a long line of complaints against a dysfunctional elections commission and its embattled administrator.A Marinette County judge on Friday slapped a temporary restraining order on the Wisconsin Elections Commission in a lawsuit alleging the election regulator puts Badger State voters in the untenable position of committing election fraud or opting not to cast an absentee ballot. The litigation is the latest in a long line of complaints against a dysfunctional elections commission and its embattled administrator, an agency that has had trouble following Wisconsin election law over its tumultuous existence. WEC’s latest controversial decision...
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court's liberal justices appear willing to overturn ruling that barred most ballot drop boxes

    05/14/2024 7:01:18 AM PDT · by Coronal · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 13, 2024 | Adam Edelman
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court seemed poised Monday to overturn a ruling it made less than two years ago that banned the use of most absentee ballot drop boxes in the state. Doing so would effectively reinstate the use of most of those boxes across Wisconsin — a ruling that could have large ramifications on the 2024 presidential election in the crucial battleground. In 2022, when conservatives had a 4-3 majority, the court ruled to significantly reduce the number of absentee ballot drop boxes in the state. But ideological control of the technically nonpartisan court flipped to liberals last year, setting...
  • Police confirm ‘Heil Hitler’ salute during Madison pro-Palestinian protests, suspect identified (swastika-palestine)

    05/12/2024 4:04:12 PM PDT · by Freeleesy · 23 replies
    Wislaw journal ^ | 9 May 2024 | Steve Schuster
    Antisemitic messages line the sidewalks of the University of Wisconsin Madison campus during the Spring 2024 Semester. Submitted photo Skylar Croy. University of Wisconsin-Madison police say they have confirmed a pro-Palestinian protester performed a “Heil Hitler” salute last week at a Jewish student. “UWPD detectives were able to positively identify the suspect in the “Heil Hitler” salute incident – and yesterday afternoon, a disorderly conduct citation was issued to Christian Hansen of Madison,” police officials told the Wisconsin Law Journal on Thursday. Hansen was not arrested, according to police, who noted he received a citation, similar to a traffic ticket....
  • Federal judge tosses Democrats' lawsuit challenging Wisconsin absentee voting requirements

    05/10/2024 4:23:12 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 15 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | May 10, 2024 | SCOTT BAUER
    A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit brought by Democrats that challenged Wisconsin’s witness requirements for absentee voting, a ruling that keeps the law in place with the presidential election six months away. The rules for voting in Wisconsin are of heightened interest given its place as one of a handful of battleground presidential states. Four of the past six presidential elections in Wisconsin have been decided by less than a percentage point, including the past two. U.S. District Court Judge James Peterson tossed the lawsuit Thursday, saying the fact that the law has stood unchallenged in one form...
  • Shady Milwaukee Elections Chief Ousted Six Months Before Election, But Will Her Successor Be Worse?

    05/08/2024 11:09:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/08/2024 | M.D. Kittle
    The leftist mayor of the largest city in swing-state Wisconsin has replaced the controversial elections chief. Now what?Now that Milwaukee’s controversial election chief has been sent packing, Republicans in critical swing-state Wisconsin are wondering whether the fix will be worse than what previously ailed Milwaukee’s election integrity. On Monday, Mayor Cavalier Johnson announced Milwaukee Election Commission Executive Director Claire Woodall is out — just six months before November’s presidential election. Woodall, roundly criticized by conservatives for her handling (or mishandling) of the closely contested 2020 presidential election in battleground Wisconsin, will be replaced by her lieutenant, Paulina Gutierrez, according to...
  • Milwaukee removes elections chief in unexpected battleground-state shakeup

    05/07/2024 6:38:18 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | May 6, 2024 | Adam Edelman
    The top elections official in Milwaukee County was removed from her post Monday in an unexpected shakeup in the most populous county in battleground Wisconsin six months before Election Day. A spokesperson for Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson said Monday that Milwaukee Election Commission Executive Director Claire Woodall would be replaced by her deputy, Paulina Gutierrez, citing “internal” issues within the commission. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel first reported the news of Woodall’s ouster. In a statement, Johnson spokesperson Jeff Fleming said that the move was not related to how Woodall or her office oversaw elections but that it was a result...
  • Fiancé of Madison Bergmann, teacher busted for ‘making out’ with 5th-grader, says wedding is off: ‘She cheated with a little kid’

    05/05/2024 6:11:27 AM PDT · by DeplorablePaul · 54 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 4, 2024 | Steve Helling and Patrick Reilly
    The devastated fiancé of the Wisconsin elementary school teacher who was arrested for making out with a fifth grader has called off the wedding, one of his friends told The Post. Madison Bergmann and her betrothed, Sam Hickman, were due to tie the knot in July — but the revelation of her sick love affair with one of her 11-year-old students has halted any plans of a flowery ceremony.
  • Black restaurateur says appearance with Trump was a 'plea' to Biden that she is struggling

    05/04/2024 9:53:57 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 4, 2024 | Charles Creitz
    A vegan cafe owner in Milwaukee who recently spoke beside former President Trump at a Waukesha rally told Fox News that her remarks were a plea to the person she voted for in 2020 — President Biden — to understand the plight of struggling business owners like herself. Shana Gray said that since her appearance, it has been an "eventful" time, which host Laura Ingraham reported included messages of hate and at least one case of a person with differing political beliefs "storm[ing]" her cafe. "I just pretty much put a plea out there to the administration of which I...
  • Jewish comedian Michael Rapaport's shows canceled amid anti-Israel protests

    05/02/2024 4:29:49 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    Just the News ^ | May 2, 2024 1:25pm | Madeleine Hubbard
    Jewish comedian Michael Rapaport has had at least two of his shows canceled in Wisconsin as the state's flagship university struggles with an encampment supporting Gaza. Rapaport, who has been outspoken about his support of Israel since the Oct. 7, 2023, attacks, confirmed the cancellation of his shows in a post on X, formerly Twitter, on Thursday and he called the decision "Very very very F***ed Up!"Rapaport was scheduled to perform at Comedy on State in Madison on Thursday, but the show was canceled. The venue has not responded to Just the News' request for comment about why the show...
  • Biden administration forgives $6.1 billion in student debt for 317,000 former Art Institute students

    05/02/2024 11:56:22 AM PDT · by RicocheT · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | MAY 1 20246:00 AM | Annie Nova
    The Biden administration announced that it would forgive more than $6.1 billion in student debt for 317,000 former students of The Art Institutes, the once-giant chain of for-profit schools. The U.S. Department of Education concluded that the schools and its parent company, the Education Management Corp., or EDMC, made “pervasive and substantial” misrepresentations to prospective students about post-graduation employment rates, salaries and career services. Eligible borrowers will get the forgiveness automatically, whether or not they went through the formal process for loan relief for defrauded borrowers.
  • UPDATE: 34 people arrested at UW-Madison protests, 4 booked into Dane County Jail (Wisconsin)

    05/01/2024 1:25:08 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 21 replies
    Channel3000 News ^ | May 1, 2024 | Brandon Millman
    MADISON, Wis. -- Law enforcement from multiple agencies took down tents at the protest site on the campus of the University of Wisconsin Wednesday morning. Officers began clearing the space just before 7 a.m., after issuing warnings to protesters assembled. As the tents were being removed, the actions of some officers and protesters became physical. 12:00 p.m. SUMMARY In an update, UWPD spokesperson Marc Lovicott said 34 people were arrested at the protest Tuesday morning. Most were released without a citation, however, four were taken to the Dane County Jail. One person faces charges of attempted disarming of a police...
  • Active shooter threat at Mount Horeb Area School District neutralized (Wisconsin)

    05/01/2024 12:55:24 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 33 replies
    Channel3000 News ^ | May 1, 2024 | Brandon Millman
    MOUNT HOREB, WI -- An active shooter threat led to schools in the Mount Horeb Area School District to implement a full lockdown Wednesday. According to the Mount Horeb Area School District, the threat was neutralized outside the middle school. Authorities said without giving details that the "alleged assailant" was harmed, and a witness said she had heard gunshots and saw dozens of children running. Shannon Hurd, 44, and her former husband, Nathian Hurd, 39, sat in a car waiting to be reunited with their 13-year-old son, Noah, who was still in the locked-down school. Shannon Hurd said she was...
  • **LIVE**Double-Header~Trump Remarks at Waukesha, WI 3PM ET, Trump Rally at Freeland, MI 6PM ET 5/1/2024

    05/01/2024 6:11:18 AM PDT · by Lakeside Granny · 249 replies
  • UW-Madison students continue protest as night falls; tents set up on Library Mall (Wisconsin)

    04/30/2024 3:30:29 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 42 replies
    Channel3000 News ^ | April 30, 2024 | Channel 3000 Staff
    MADISON, Wis. -- Hundreds of students took to Library Mall on the campus of the University of Wisconsin Monday, in protest of the Israel-Hamas war. A group called "Students for Justice in Palestine - UW Madison" organized the event. It defined its protest against "ongoing genocide and Zionist war crimes in Gaza, and against the new wave of student repression across the country." Protesters have demanded for an end to the war, as well as for UW-Madison to divest from corporations that do business in Israel. Speaking to News 3 Now, Students for Justice in Palestine member Dahlia Saba said...
  • Trump Holds Edge Over Biden in Seven Key Swing State Polls

    04/30/2024 4:50:55 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 19 replies
    Emerson College ^ | 4/30/2024 | NA
    New Emerson College Polling/The Hill swing state polls find President Biden trailing former President Trump in the states of Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin; the differences are within each survey’s margin of error.
  • Wealthy, Elite Universities Like Harvard Taxed You $45 Billion In Last Five Years

    04/27/2024 8:23:42 AM PDT · by RicocheT · 24 replies
    Open the Books ^ | NOV 15, 2023 | ADAM ANDRZEJEWSKI
    Who knew that the Ivy League and other wealthy institutions were taxing you, the American people Incredibly, it’s a $45 billion largess during the most recent five-year period. Our auditors at OpenTheBooks.com quantified the federal payments on contracts and grants and special tax treatment of their endowments into the eight schools of the Ivy League plus Stanford University and Northwestern University. Since 2018, $33 billion of federal contracts and grants flowed to these ten colleges – averaging $6.6 billion annually. Today, these “educational” non-profits are more federal contractor than they are educator. Their $33 billion in federal contracts and grants...
  • Apple River stabbing trial: Jurors speak out on deliberations, verdict

    04/21/2024 8:20:54 AM PDT · by xxqqzz · 10 replies
    Fox9 ^ | April 17, 2024 | Paul Blume
    Two jurors who deliberated Nicolae Miu’s fate in the Apple River stabbing trial told FOX 9 the panel of 12 quickly focused on the issue of criminality between intentional and reckless homicide, with little support among jurors that the stabbings were done in self-defense. Both jurors also questioned whether Miu should have taken the stand, concluding the now 54-year-old man from Prior Lake hurt himself more with his testimony rather than helping his case.
  • Wisconsin trans serial sex offender convicted of sex crimes against disabled girl

    04/17/2024 8:35:46 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 27 replies
    NGOGO ZONE ^ | 4/16/24 | Andy Ngo
    Following a trial in Waukesha, Wis. last week, a trans person with two prior s—x crime convictions, was convicted of s—xually assaulting an underage girl who has cognitive disabilities. Adam Hetke terrorized the minor with a knife and told her Hetke was a vampire. Hetke is known by numerous fake names such as "Sabrina," "Morgan" and "Katie." Before the 2021 child s—x abuse attack, Hetke was already a lifetime registered s—x offender. In 2007 and 2019, Hetke violently s—xually assaulted female victims. Hetke also remains the main suspect in the 2021 homicide of a man who was strangled to death.
  • Minnesota man guilty in fatal stabbing of teen on Wisconsin river, jury finds

    04/11/2024 2:04:55 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 50 replies
    A 54-year-old Minnesota man was convicted Thursday in the slaying of a high school student and stabbing of four other people who were tubing on a western Wisconsin river. A Wisconsin circuit court jury found Nicolae Miu guilty of first-degree reckless homicide, four counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety and one count of battery, Minnesota Public Radio reported. No sentencing date has been set.
  • Stabbing on the Apple River: Defense rests after defendant Nicolae Miu's testimony

    04/10/2024 3:51:11 AM PDT · by xxqqzz · 16 replies
    KARE ^ | April 9, 2024 | Dana Thiede, David Griswold
    HUDSON, Wis — Nicolae Miu's defense rested Tuesday after the defendant took the stand in his own defense. Miu, 54, is charged with one count of first-degree intentional homicide and four counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide for a deadly stabbing spree that took place on the Apple River on July 30, 2022. Prosecutors say Miu pulled a knife during a confrontation with people from two separate groups, fatally stabbing 17-year-old Isaac Schuman of Stillwater and wounding four others, one of those victims nearly dying as well. Miu's legal team called the explosion of violence a clear case of self-defense,...