Madison – State Representative Janel Brandtjen (R-Menomonee Falls), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections issued the following statement regarding Wisconsin Elections Commission’s (WEC) response to part of the December 22nd request for information from the committee:

“WEC stated that the request was ‘insane’ and would cost $100,000 to fulfill – a request that provides transparency into the WisVote database. Our request is simple. Who does the work on the WisVote system? Who created it, who maintains it and who has access to it? The committee never asked for any personal information of the voters. As far as I’m aware, the State of Wisconsin does not provide that information. The information we requested is already public knowledge. It appears that WEC doesn’t have the resources to comply with technical inquiries and begs the question, ‘Should WEC get out of the voter data business since they use Knowledge Services, a third-party vendor, to manage their information technology’? WEC should stop worrying about perjury and start providing transparency. Election integrity requires a full understanding of the current system so we can make legislative corrections if needed. We should never put a price on election transparency.“

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