Saturday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of 16. Sunrise is 6:54 AM and sunset 5:23 PM for 10h 28m 52s of daytime. The moon is a waxing gibbous with 86.5% of its visible disk illuminated.
On this day in 1809, Abraham Lincoln is born in a log cabin on Sinking Spring Farm near Hodgenville, Kentucky.
Molly Beck and Patrick Marley report Election conspiracy theorist Timothy Ramthun enters race for governor, putting Donald Trump’s false claims on the 2022 ballot:
KEWASKUM – State Rep. Timothy Ramthun entered the race for governor Saturday, ensuring 2022 will be all about 2020.
The Campbellsport Republican brought election conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell to a high school auditorium to make his pitch to voters, an argument that relies on the impossible and illegal endeavor of revoking Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes for President Joe Biden.
His campaign was born out of ostracization, Ramthun told a packed high school auditorium — a last resort after his Republican colleagues in the Wisconsin State Capitol rebuffed his repeated calls to overturn the last presidential election.
“I need to exhaust all options to address the November 2020 election,” Ramthun said from a lectern festooned with the green, yellow and white logo of Kewaskum High School, where Ramthun played basketball about four decades ago.
“Right person. Right role. Right time. It’s Tim time.”
Ramthun enters the Republican primary for governor as the second campaign focused on ousting Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, whose decision to remove a full-time staff member from Ramthun’s legislative office over false election claims engendered statewide support for the Fond du Lac County lawmaker and his staffer who received a standing ovation on Saturday.
Supporters flashed signs that read “Decertify Now!!” on one side and “Toss Vos” on the other.
Lindell kicked off the three-hour rally, telling the hundreds of supporters from across Wisconsin that Ramthun could shift Wisconsin’s electoral votes to former President Donald Trump more than a year after the 2020 election.
“He will be the best governor Wisconsin ever had,” Lindell said. Ramthun declined to be interviewed before the rally.
Ramthun has, and will, disgrace himself and this state: an embarrassment as citizen, as legislator, and now as candidate.