Entity: Wisconsin Senate

Investigations Update: Hatch Act Violations, Covid-19 Vaccine Contracts, and South Carolina Ballots

October 20, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into the misuse of government resources for political purposes, the administration’s pandemic response, and voting rights in the states.

Records Request Seeking Wisconsin Sen. Bernier’s Communications Containing Key Terms Related to Electoral College

October 15, 2020
Open records request seeking communications from the office of Wisconsin State Sen. Kathleen Bernier containing key terms related to the Electoral College, including regarding direct appointment of electors in the event of a close or contested election.

Records Request Seeking Wisconsin Sen. Majority Leader Fitzgerald’s Communications Containing Key Terms Related to Electoral College

October 15, 2020
Open records request seeking communications from the office of Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald containing key terms related to the Electoral College, including regarding direct appointment of electors in the event of a close or contested election.

No Records Response from WI Sen. Fitzgerald Regarding Communications with Legislative Reference Bureau

October 9, 2020
Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald stated that his office had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for email communications with the Legislative Reference Bureau.

Records Request to Wisconsin Sen. Bernier for Communications with Legislative Reference Bureau

September 24, 2020
Open records request to Wisconsin Sen. Kathleen Bernier seeking communications between Bernier's office and the Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau.

Records Request to Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Fitzgerald for Communications with Legislative Reference Bureau

September 24, 2020
Open records request to Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald seeking communications between Fitzgerald's office and the Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau.

No Records Response from Wis. Sen. Fitzgerald Regarding External Communications

August 11, 2020
The office of Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald stated it had no records responsive to our request for his communications with external organizations, including those advocating voter suppression, or with the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

Wis. Rep. Steineke Emails Regarding April 7 Election and Coronavirus Response

August 4, 2020
Emails produced by Wisconsin Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke in response to American Oversight's request for communications containing key terms related to the April 7, 2020, elections and coronavirus response.

Wisconsin Sen. Wanggaard Emails Regarding April 2020 Election

July 8, 2020
Emails produced by the office of Wisconsin Senator Van Wanggaard containing key terms related to the April 2020 election and the coronavirus pandemic.

In the Documents: Partisan Communications Between Wisconsin Elections Commission Members and State Lawmakers

June 24, 2020
One memo includes a proposal to allow the state — currently the subject of voter-purge lawsuit — to remove voters from the rolls more regularly.