How Virus Politics Divided a Conservative Town in Wisconsin’s North

A lightly populated area in the critical swing state of Wisconsin serves as a microcosm for the way coronavirus politics is worsening partisan schisms across America.

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How Chaos in Kenosha Is Already Swaying Some Voters in Wisconsin

As residents see fires and looting, some worry that local Democratic leaders are failing to keep control of the situation.

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In 3 Key States That Elected Trump, Bitter Divisions on Reopening

With Democratic governors and Republican legislatures, ending stay-at-home orders mixes health guidance and partisan politics.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Says Coronavirus Shutdown Is Overreach

The decision, by a 4-to-3 majority, was a high-profile challenge of the emergency authority of a statewide official during the coronavirus pandemic.

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I’m the Judge Who Won in Wisconsin. This Principle Is More Important Than Winning.

We must get away from a partisan view of the law.

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Madison Protests: Wisconsin Sees Largest Gathering Against Stay-at-Home Orders

The protest was the nation’s largest gathering to date to condemn stay-at-home orders enacted by state and local governments.

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In Wisconsin, Virus Creates New Front in Long-Simmering Partisan Wars

Protests planned for Friday continue a decade-long partisan cleaving in the state and serve as a stand-in for the general election battle to come.

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Gretchen Whitmer: My Gut-Wrenching Coronavirus Choices

The actions Republican and Democratic governors have taken have been done to protect families from the spread of the coronavirus.

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Amy Klobuchar: Trump Votes by Mail. Why Can’t Everyone?

If it’s good enough for him, it’s good enough for all Americans.

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They Turned Out to Vote in Wisconsin During a Health Crisis. Here’s Why.

Voters in Milwaukee and across the state braved long lines and a risk of illness. Many said they wanted their voices to be heard. But for some, the potential health risk was too great.

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Wisconsin Election Fight Heralds a National Battle Over Virus-Era Voting

The state stands as a first test case in what could potentially be the biggest voting rights clash since the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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