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PNS Daily Newscast - December 2, 2020 

COVID cases spike in WV jails; Gov. Justice urged to follow guidelines. And the feds investigate an alleged bribery-for-presidential-pardon scheme.

2020Talks - December 2, 2020 

Trump's allies refuse to stop challenging the election results, despite federal investigators saying no fraud occurred.

Public News Service - WI: Civic Engagement

After the vote certification on Monday by the Wisconsin Elections Commission, Joe Biden formally receives the state's 10 Electoral College votes. (Adobe Stock)

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Joe Biden's razor-thin election victory over President Donald Trump in Wisconsin is now official. The state certified results that included a partial recount in select counties, and on Monday, Gov. Tony Evers signed the certification. The Trump campaign had requested recounts in

The Rev. Greg Lewis, pictured, heads the group Souls to the Polls-Milwaukee. The organization says its focus is to unite ministers and congregations to strengthen the voting power of the Black community. (Souls to the Polls)

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- A partial recount of Wisconsin votes in the presidential race begins today. It comes amid repeated election-fraud claims from President Donald Trump, despite those claims going unfounded. A Milwaukee voter-outreach group views the request as an attack on Black voters. Trump req

As was the case in 2016, Wisconsin ended up being a crucial state in determining the outcome of the presidential race. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Joe Biden is the projected winner Wisconsin in the 2020 race for the White House, but President Donald Trump wants a recount. The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin said anxious voters need more patience as the process plays out. Wisconsin's unofficial results saw Biden leading T

In 2011, the redistricting fight in Wisconsin was challenged all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which decided not to hear the case. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- As the dust settles from the 2020 election, some of the attention will shift toward another hotly debated issue: redistricting. In Wisconsin, groups advocating for a fair process say it's likely to be another political fight. Each state redraws its legislative maps every 10 years a

The City of Milwaukee has more than a dozen absentee ballot drop boxes across the city. Wisconsin voters who have yet to turn in absentee ballots are urged to find a drop-off site rather than mail them. (

MADISON, Wis. - Only a handful of days until the November 3 election, and Wisconsin officials have a simple message for absentee voters who haven't turned in their ballot - act quickly and don't mail it in. The state's deadline for getting a ballot in is 8 p.m. on election night. Reid Magney, publ

President Donald Trump narrowly won Wisconsin in 2016. While recent polls give Joe Biden the edge in the 2020 race, many experts still view it as a close race. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Some polls show Joe Biden with a widening lead in Wisconsin, but the presidential race still is expected to see a close outcome in the Badger State. With Election Day looming, some likely voters had a chance to offer their views in an online forum hosted this week by AARP Wisconsin.

Nationally, turnout among Black voters was down about 7% in 2016, but a rebound is predicted in 2020.  (Adobe Stock)

MILWAUKEE - Political observers say Wisconsin's Black residents have consistently faced voter suppression in multiple forms. The pandemic adds another concern to the 2020 vote - and in Milwaukee, an outreach group is trying to renew voter energy in struggling communities. The 2016 presidential rac

Many election clerks in Wisconsin feel confident about having enough volunteers for the election, but they acknowledge things could change with COVID-19 cases on the rise. (Adobe Stock)

GREENVILLE, Wis. -- Just like 2016, Wisconsin is seen as a battleground state for the election, with a constant flow of court challenges possibly affecting the outcome. But another emerging factor, amid a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, is whether there will be enough volunteers. Municipal clerks re

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