Shawn Johnson

Wisconsin Public Radio

Shawn Johnson appears in the following:

Appeals court reinstates drop boxes for Wisconsin's February primary

Monday, January 24, 2022

The ruling temporarily blocks a judge's order that would have banned the use of absentee ballot drop boxes in the swing state.


A Wisconsin judge rules absentee ballot drop boxes are not allowed under state law

Thursday, January 13, 2022

The ruling could potentially remove an option for voting ahead of the state's crucial midterm elections. The decision is all but certain to be appealed.


Trump Campaign Targets Vote Totals In 3 Battleground States

Thursday, November 05, 2020

The Trump campaign wants certain mail-in ballots not to be counted in Pennsylvania. In Michigan, it wants counting stopped until its observers get more access. And it wants a recount in Wisconsin.


Some On The Right See 17-Year-Old Charged With Killing 2 Kenosha Protesters As Hero

Thursday, September 24, 2020

The 17-year-old charged with killing two protesters in Kenosha, Wis., has become something of a hero to some on the right. His lawyers are pushing that narrative in his defense.


Wisconsin Supreme Court Overturns The State's Stay-At-Home Orders

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Wisconsin's supreme court overturn of the stay-at-home order allows the administration of Gov. Tony Evers to issue orders, but only with legislative approval.


State Supreme Court Overturns The Stay-At-Home Order In Wisconsin

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Wisconsin's state Supreme Court has overturned the stay-at-home order on Wednesday, which was one of the governor's tools to slow down the spread of the coronavirus.


Coronavirus Updates: Wisconsin Vote Proceeds, Latest White House Moves

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

NPR science and politics reporters and a Wisconsin Public Radio correspondent relay the latest updates in the United States response to the coronavirus epidemic.


Wisconsin's Voting Battles Could Be Pivotal To 2020 Election

Monday, December 23, 2019

A judge in Wisconsin has ordered the names of more than 200,000 people removed from voter rolls. The outcome could make a difference to President Trump's reelection effort.


Judge Restores Wisconsin Governor's Powers, Strikes Down GOP Laws

Thursday, March 21, 2019

A Wisconsin county judge ruled Thursday that laws passed in December by Republicans during a lame-duck session to limit the power of incoming Democratic Gov. Tony Evers are unconstitutional.


Wisconsin Lawmakers Vote To Limit Powers Of New Democratic Governor

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Despite protests from voters, Republican legislators in Wisconsin have voted to curb the authority of Gov.-elect Tony Evers, a Democrat who will take office in January. The list of changes is long.


Wis. GOP Lawmakers Try To Limit Incoming Governor's Power

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

As Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker prepares to leave office, GOP lawmakers in the state are working overtime to tie the hands of Walker's Democratic successor Tony Evers.


GOP Wis. Gov. Scott Walker Loses Bid For A Third Term

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Wisconsin voted twice for Barack Obama and then for Donald Trump. Republicans dominated state-level politics there for years. Is there a political shift in the Badger State?


Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Bears Down in Tight Re-election Campaign

Monday, October 22, 2018

Scott Walker is in a tight race to maintain the governorship in Wisconsin. So far, Walker has danced lightly around issues like education and health care in the lead up to the election.


Democrats Claim Victory In Wisconsin's Supreme Court Race

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Before Judge Rebecca Dallet's win on Tuesday, big-name Democrats from around the country endorsed her for Wisconsin's Supreme Court, hoping to build party momentum ahead of the fall midterm elections.


Wisconsin's Supreme Court Justice Race Receives National Attention

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

A normally obscure race for the officially nonpartisan Wisconsin Supreme Court has become a highly charged and polarized election. Candidates on both sides have brought the president into the contest.


Heeding Court Order, Wisconsin Governor Calls for Special Elections

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker faces a deadline today to call special elections to fill two legislative seats that have been open since December.


Deadline Nears For Elections Scott Walker Doesn't Want To Hold

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Judges want Scott Walker to hold special elections for two Wisconsin state legislative seats the governor says he doesn't need to hold. Democrats say Republicans fear losing the seats.


How Trump And National Politics Impact Local Elections

Monday, February 19, 2018

In Wisconsin, President Donald Trump's controversial comments and policies are figuring into the normally quiet, nominally nonpartisan race for state Supreme Court justice.


Is Foxconn Getting Too Sweet A Deal In Wisconsin?

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn says it will build its first major U.S. manufacturing plant in Wisconsin. Wisconsin offered Foxconn up to $3 billion to locate there.


Federal Court Rules Wisconsin Legislative Map Violates The Constitution

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A federal court has ruled that Wisconsin's Republican-drawn legislative map violates the Constitution. They say gerrymandering diluted the votes of Democrats. The ruling could impact other states.