Madison- State Representative Janel Brandtjen (R- Menomonee Falls) issued the following statement regarding the Assembly effort to allow Monday vote processing:
“The amended version of Senate Bill (SB 946) allows for clerks to begin processing absentee ballots the day before an election. Unfortunately it is a bill with no teeth. Enforcement will be left up to the boards of canvassers, and district attorneys that selectively enforce the law in Democrat communities.
Anyone who attended the recount in Milwaukee knows that the Milwaukee Board of Canvassers is an extremely partisan group with a very poor track record of transparency. Senate Bill 946 as amended, requires a double locked room but who will have access to the keys? It is not clear if the memory sticks would be removed from the tabulators overnight.
This bill doesn’t even clarify who can file a complaint, and who would decide if the complaint is legitimate. Who actually believes that anyone will be fined $60,000 or jailed for three years for leaking information about the results? I doubt anyone would even be charged.
Senate Bill 946 as amended gives bad actors an extra day to cheat, and there doesn’t seem to be any chance of anyone being held responsible, is that the reason Governor Evers is so anxious to sign it?”