Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Bipartisan group of election officials issues letter in support of Wisconsin Electoral Commission chief

A bipartisan group of more than 50 election officials sent a letter Monday to Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, backing state Election Commission administrator Megan Wolfe as Vos and other Republicans attacking her for election-related decisions. , which was done last year by the bipartisan commission conducted during COVID-19. global pandemic.

“Year after year, Wisconsin election officials deliver accurate, safe, and accessible elections that give a voice to the citizens of the state,” said the letter from state officials across the country. “Much of the success of Wisconsin’s elections is due to the merit and excellence of the person who was chosen to lead the agency, Megan Wolfe.”

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The letter comes after Voss last month called for Wolfe’s resignation, and Republicans in the state Senate passed a resolution Monday “to ask the Wisconsin Electoral Commission to ignore statutory requirements, bypassing the administrative rule-making process.” for, and for not following both the letter and the intention”. State law. “

The GOP’s outrage comes in response to allegations of some counts of voter fraud in Racine County and a report by the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau that found no widespread fraud or abuse in the 2020 election that would have affected its outcome, but 48 recommendations to improve how elections are conducted.

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