Wisconsin Recount Latest, New State GOP Agenda

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Two workers help complete the Dane County recount as they work across from each other divided by plexiglass
Election officials began the presidential recount in Dane County on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at the Monona Terrace in Madison, Wisc. President Donald Trump requested a partial recount of the 2020 presidential election, targeting the Democratic strongholds of Milwaukee and Dane counties. According to certified results from county clerks, President-elect Joe Biden defeated Trump by 20,608 votes in Wisconsin. Laurel White/WPR

An election law expert joins us to review where things stand with both Wisconsin’s partial general election recount, and legal challenges by President Trump to overturn the results of the election. And we hear what the priorities of the Wisconsin GOP are going forward into a new term, from the new state Senate majority leader.

Featured in this Show

  • An Update On Wisconsin's Recount And Challenges From The Trump Campaign

    The recount of votes in two Wisconsin counties continues as representatives of the Trump campaign lodge objections to various types of ballots. And a lawsuit from a conservative group is seeking to throw out Wisconsin’s election results. We talk with a law professor about where things stand.

  • Incoming State Senate President Outlines GOP Priorities

    Wisconsin Senate Republicans have elected new leadership following the departure of Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald. We talk with incoming Senate president Chris Kapenga about the party’s priorities for the upcoming session, including fighting COVID-19, redistricting and the state budget.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Robert Yablon Guest
  • Chris Kapenga Guest