Patrick Marley

Madison, Wis.

National reporter focusing on voting issues in the Upper Midwest

Education: University of Iowa, BA in English; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MS in Journalism

Patrick Marley writes about voting issues in the Upper Midwest for The Washington Post. He previously covered the Wisconsin Capitol for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Latest from Patrick Marley

Michigan plot to breach voting machines points to a national pattern

A state inquiry found evidence of a conspiracy that has echoes elsewhere in the country.

August 14, 2022

Wisconsin GOP fires election investigator who pushed false fraud claims

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R) dismissed attorney Michael Gableman a week after Gableman joined Donald Trump in endorsing the speaker’s primary opponent.

August 12, 2022

Trump-backed Michels wins in Wis.; Omar survives close primary in Minn.

The GOP primary in Wisconsin and Democratic race in Minnesota were among several Tuesday contests in four states highlighting internal divisions

August 10, 2022

Primaries highlights: Trump-backed Michels projected to win Wisconsin GOP gubernatorial primary

Voters in four states — Wisconsin, Minnesota, Vermont and Connecticut — are choosing their nominees for November as the primary season enters the final stretch and the matchups for the U.S. Senate are nearly set.

August 9, 2022

Trump’s pick for Wisconsin governor won’t weigh in on 2020 results

Unlike most Trump-endorsed candidates for governor, Tim Michels has avoided addressing whether he would certify the 2024 presidential election or attempt the legally impossible feat of reversing Trump’s 2020 loss.

August 8, 2022

Trump targets top Wisconsin GOP lawmaker for not overturning election

The State Assembly speaker refused to invalidate the 2020 general election results.

August 6, 2022

Democrats face blowback after boosting far-right Michigan candidate

The party’s congressional campaign arm spent $435,000 in a GOP primary to promote a candidate challenging Rep. Peter Meijer, who voted to impeach Trump.

August 3, 2022

Primary highlights: Schmitt wins Senate GOP nod in Missouri; Kansas rejects measure to restrict abortion rights

Voters in Arizona, Missouri, Michigan, Kansas and Washington voted to choose candidates for November. A Kansas referendum was the first vote on abortion since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

August 3, 2022

Memo shows Wis. GOP lawyer privately opposed decertifying Biden’s 2020 win

Former state Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman had publicly called on state lawmakers to take a "hard look" at revoking the state’s electoral votes.

August 2, 2022

Wisconsin DOJ probes voter fraud stunt as election officials debate absentee rules

The stunt forced election officials to weigh making changes to the state’s absentee voting procedures — and whether doing so would make it harder to vote.

July 29, 2022