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

In a thriving Michigan county, a community goes to war with itself

Ottawa County shows one of the building blocks of democracy consumed by ideology.

April 22, 2023

After Fox settlement, experts warn election falsehoods will persist

Conservative networks and right-wing websites may just become more adept at spreading baseless claims, election officials and misinformation experts say.

April 19, 2023

    Fox News still faces $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit from Smartmatic

    Fox News’s legal troubles related to the 2020 presidential election are far from over.

    April 19, 2023

    Dominion v. Fox News trial abruptly canceled after settlement reached

    News of the agreement came at the start of Dominion v. Fox News, one of the most highly anticipated media cases in decades.

    April 18, 2023

    Fox News, Dominion settle defamation lawsuit for $787.5 million

    The agreement brings an abrupt end to one of the most significant media cases in recent decades, one that hinged on false claims about a presidential election.

    April 18, 2023

    With liberals in charge, Wisconsin Supreme Court could rule on these issues

    Liberals will soon take control of the state's highest court after 15 years of a conservative majority. Here are some of the issues they might consider.

    April 7, 2023

    Wisconsin Supreme Court election sends message on abortion rights

    A liberal victory on the Wisconsin Supreme Court is the latest election pointing toward abortion rights as a galvanizing issue for voters nationwide.

    April 5, 2023

    Liberals win control of Wisconsin Supreme Court ahead of abortion case

    Milwaukee County Judge Janet Protasiewicz’s victory over former justice Daniel Kelly will end 15 years of conservative control of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

    April 4, 2023

    Expensive court race will decide future of abortion in Wisconsin

    Voters will decide Tuesday if conservative or liberal judges control the Wisconsin Supreme Court ahead of decisions on abortion and redistricting.

    April 2, 2023

    N.C. high court mulls throwing out rulings on redistricting, voter ID

    Critics excoriated the justices for reexamining the redistricting case so soon after ruling on it, contending the justices were doing so for partisan reasons instead of legal ones.

    March 14, 2023