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Melanie Conklin

Melanie Conklin

Melanie Conklin is deputy editor of the Wisconsin Examiner. Her several decades in journalism include political beats and columns at Isthmus newspaper, the Wisconsin State Journal and other publications.

Will false Trump electors’ attempt to hijack the Georgia vote be punished?

By: - January 18, 2022

The 16 Georgia Republicans who assembled at noon on Dec. 14, 2020, in the state Capitol and falsely certified that Donald Trump had won the state’s electoral votes were not the nation’s only bogus electors. They made up just one of seven groups falsely claiming Trump was the victor in states where the majority of […]

Wisconsin Dems push resolution to honor native daughter Stacey Abrams

By: - March 25, 2021

Rep. LaKeshia Myers, a Milwaukee Democrat, wants the Wisconsin Legislature to honor Badger State native Stacey Abrams. A resolution Myers is currently circulating recognizes Abrams’ work as a politician in the Georgia House, as a lawyer and as a voting rights activist.  It is that later role — continuing the work that was begun with the […]