CNN: More than a year after Donald Trump’s loss, Wisconsin Republicans wage relentless attacks on the state’s election commission
11.20.2021 / By Fredreka Schouten
CNN: More than a year after Donald Trump's loss, Wisconsin Republicans wage relentless attacks on the state's election commission
(CNN) – Republicans in Wisconsin are engaging in a multi-pronged attack on the state’s bipartisan election commission — in one of the latest efforts to relitigate the 2020 election in a key presidential battleground state.
Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson has publicly urged fellow Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature to take over the running of federal elections in the state and direct local officials to ignore election guidance issued by the Wisconsin Elections Commission. …
Johnson’s calls for a legislative takeover of the elections system demonstrate “the firm grasp that the (Donald) Trump wing of the Republican Party has not only everywhere, but particularly here in Wisconsin,” said Jay Heck, who runs the state branch of Common Cause.
“It’s a lot of political bluster, but it has to be taken seriously in these times,” he added.