Rep. Greta Neubauer on election legislation in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Assembly Minority Leader Greta Neubauer, D-Racine, discusses different bills and proposed constitutional amendments that would address how elections and voting are administered in the state.

By Zac Schultz | Here & Now

December 19, 2023

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Zac Schultz:
Do you think there will be an elections bill passed that will allow early counting of absentee ballots? Do you think there'll be any movement on WEC and Meagan Wolfe's appointment?

State Rep. Greta Neubauer:
Mmm-hmm, so we have seen some good election bills move forward this year. We had an election bill day in the state assembly, and some of those bills were good and others not so much, right? Efforts to further enshrine voter ID in our laws here in our constitution, but also efforts to allow for early counting of ballots, which is something we know our clerks really want and hopefully would increase confidence in our elections, which we know to be secure and fair in Wisconsin. So of course I think there's more we can do to be supporting our clerks and making sure that our elections are able to run as efficiently as possible and people are able to see that and feel confident. However, we also have significant misinformation coming from our Republican colleagues about our elections, about what has happened and what will happen in the future, and we need to make sure that we're holding the line and not allowing them to use this misinformation in order to restrict people's access to the ballot box or to remove administrators such as Meagan Wolfe, who have done a great job, who have provided for Wisconsin's elections, again, to be secure, to be fair, they're well-administered, and she has been a target of the far right. So I hope that we will not see further attempts to try to remove her from her position as we know that that is a Republican effort to try to consolidate their power at all costs. But we remain prepared in case they do decide to move forward with impeachment next year.

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