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A Dishonest Democrat and a Radical Republican

Learn about the election that was so close that Wisconsin briefly had two governors until one was exposed for tampering with ballots.

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Poll Workers

Date: 1992-11-03 

Description: "Poll workers at Theresa."

Historical Essay

Punch Card Voting Device

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Votomatic punch card voting device used in Walworth County, Wisconsin, until 2000. (Museum object #2006.24.1)

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York For Assembly

Date: 1984-11 

Description: "Supporters of Dwight York watch election returns on the TV screen."

Date: 1947-03-13 

Description: Glenn Davis signing his nomination papers for Gaige S. Roberts in the Secretary of State's office. Davis was filing to become a Republican candidate for Co...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A poster with an image of armed law enforcement officers surrounding a building during an election or voter education meeting. The text reads, "Voters Welc...

Photograph

Dwight York

Date: 1984-11 

Description: "After being assured of a victory, York thanks his followers for their support at the American Legion building in Lomira."

Date: 1958-11-05 

Description: Women campaign workers call voters to support the Labor Political League and vote for candidates sympathetic to Labor issues.

Date: 1944-05-26 

Description: Delbert J. Kenny, Republican from West Bend, filing nomination papers for governor with Gaige E. Roberts, Chief of the Wisconsin Election and Records Divis...

Date: 1949-06-24 

Description: Portrait of Mrs. Joseph R. Farrington, Washington D.C., president of the National Federaton of Women's Republican Clubs, in her suite at the Hotel Loraine.

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Union Election

Date: 1973-02-06 

Description: Local P-28 of the Amalgamated Meatcutters and Butcher Workers union votes for their officers.

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Michelle Obama

Date: 2008-02-18 

Description: Michelle Obama greets supporters at a presidential campaign rally for her husband at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Date: 1964 

Description: Campaign poster with black and white head shot of Lyndon Baines Johnson that reads "LBJ For The USA".

Date: 1948-11 

Description: President Harry S. Truman holds up the newspaper which has the headline that mistakenly reports "Dewey Defeats Truman".

Date: 1948-04-27 

Description: Waist-up portrait of Connor Hansen, a former Eau Claire County district attorney, who is now seeking to be a candidate for the Republican nomination for th...

Date: 1960-03-31 

Description: Governor Orville Freeman of Minnesota (left) chats with Wisconsin Governor Gaylord Nelson before a Freeman press conference in Nelson's office. Freeman is...

Date: 1896-08-29 

Description: Cover of Harper's Weekly, with a pro-William McKinley Presidential cartoon depicting McKinley as a soldier in 1861 and William Jennings Bryan as an...

A Short History of Wisconsin

Date: 1959-12-19 

Description: One of twelve images of Senator Hubert Humphrey at a Madison news conference. It was at the end of a two-day tour of Wisconsin and followed a tour of the s...

Manuscript

Election Results

Date: 1852 

Description: Canvass of the results for various village offices, April 6, 1852.

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