The state Senate voted to ban local governments from accepting private money to run elections, allow those monitoring a recount to get a closer look at the proceedings and open the door to DAs prosecuting election law violations outside their home districts.
The bills are the first in a series that Republicans are taking up in response to the often baseless claims then-President Trump made about the 2020 election as he lost Wisconsin by less than 21,000 votes to Joe Biden.
Dem Gov. Tony Evers is expected to veto the bills.
State Sen. Tim Carpenter, D-Milwaukee, knocked Republicans for continui...