The Key Elections Taking Place in 2023

Among the races to watch are governors’ contests in Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi and mayoral elections in Chicago and Philadelphia.

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Before Midterms, Election Officials Increase Security Over Threats

With violent rhetoric from the right intensifying, some election officials are bolstering their defenses. Others are quitting.

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Century-Old State Laws Could Determine Where Abortion Is Legal

In Wisconsin, Michigan and other states, abortion bans that were long considered dormant could determine if access to the procedure survives the overturning of Roe.

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Anti-Abortion Group in Wisconsin Is Hit by Arson, Authorities Say

A Molotov cocktail was used against Wisconsin Family Action in Madison and did not ignite, but another fire was set, the police said.

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Wisconsin Republicans’ Election Report Endorses Debunked Legal Theories

A former State Supreme Court justice leading an investigation into the 2020 election said lawmakers should “take a very hard look” at trying to decertify President Biden’s victory in Wisconsin.

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Fringe Scheme to Reverse 2020 Election Splits Wisconsin G.O.P.

False claims that Donald J. Trump can be reinstalled in the White House are picking up steam — and spiraling further from reality as they go.

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Jury Acquits Protester Accused in Assault on Wisconsin Lawmaker

Kerida O’Reilly, 34, had been accused of attacking State Senator Tim Carpenter at a Black Lives Matter protest, prompting others nearby to attack him.

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Performative Antiracism at the University of Wisconsin

A textbook demonstration of the difference between sincere activism and playacting.

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What $450,000 Buys You in Wisconsin Florida and Kentucky

A 1925 cottage in Madison, a two-bedroom waterfront condo in Fort Lauderdale and a Craftsman bungalow in Louisville.

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$550,000 Homes in Wisconsin, Massachusetts and Mississippi

A prefabricated modern house in Madison, a brick colonial in Gloucester and a Greek Revival-style home in McComb.

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Wisconsin Faces a Challenge: Getting Out the Vote When Most People Have Already Voted

Early voting has soared in Wisconsin, as have coronavirus cases, moving most campaigning online. But volunteers are working hard to reach the dwindling number of voters who have yet to cast ballots.

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N.E.H. Funds Restoration of Statues Toppled During Protests

Statues of Christopher Columbus in Baltimore and a Union Army colonel in Madison, Wis., will be repaired.

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The Big Ten’s Rocky Road Back to Football

In response to the coronavirus, the conference first said no to fall football on its campuses. Then, after being pulled in different directions by players, politicians and others, the league reversed course.

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Huge Absentee Vote in Key States Favors Democrats So Far

In Wisconsin, about 146,000 people voted by mail in the 2016 general election. This fall, about 647,000 people have already voted absentee, many in Democratic strongholds.

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With Football Returning, Big Ten Cities Brace for More Outbreaks

Although the games will be played without spectators in the stadiums, some officials are concerned they will lead to more off-campus gatherings that could spread the virus.

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Two Women Charged in Attack on Wisconsin State Senator

Tim Carpenter said he was punched and kicked after he recorded video of demonstrators at a protest in the capital, Madison, last month.

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Wisconsin State Senator Says He Was Assaulted by Protesters in Madison

The state senator, Tim Carpenter, said he was attacked after taking a short video near the Capitol amid protests in which two statues were toppled.

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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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