On Tuesday, a series of ballot security initiatives in the Badger State was vetoed by ar-left Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers.
The Democrat also said two Wisconsin counties should not comply with subpoenas to turn over ballots and voting equipment as part of an investigation being led by the Republican head of the Assembly elections committee.
Republican Senate President Chris Kapenga said the vetoes make elections less “accurate, transparent, and secure.”
Republicans who control the Legislature said the bills would have promoted confidence in elections. Only a handful of cases of potential voter fraud were identified following the November 2020 election.
“The governor just turned his back on important election integrity bills that, had he signed (them) would have gone a long way to prove to the people of Wisconsin that protecting the integrity of our elections matters more than appeasing progressive Madison and Milwaukee special interest groups,” said a statement from state Senate President Chris Kapenga, R-Delafield.
Democrats do not want the 2020 election audited for some reason?
Excerpt from The Daily Mail reports:
Wisconsin’s Democratic Gov. Tony Evers vetoed a series of six election security bills Tuesday sent to his desk by the state’s GOP-controlled legislature.
Republicans do not have the votes to override Evers’ veto, as no Democrats supported the legislation in June.
The governor also said that two Wisconsin counties should not comply with subpoenas to turn over ballots and voting equipment as part of an investigation being led by the Republican head of the Assembly elections committee.
‘Hell no,’ Evers said when asked if the local election clerks should comply. ‘You´ve seen what´s going on in Arizona. It´s a clown show.’
Arizona’s partisan election audit has been full of embarrassing revelations, the suspension of the audit’s account, and one of its early supporters describing the process as botched.
One of the bills would have required voters to fill out more paperwork and show ID whenever they vote absentee. Elderly and disabled voters would have to apply for a ballot every year, rather than having one sent automatically.
Another would have limited the collection of absentee ballots more than two weeks out from an election. Others prohibited clerks from correcting mistakes on absentee ballots, a longstanding practice, making it a $10,000 offense that could warrant three years in prison.