Madison – State Representative Janel Brandtjen (R- Menomonee Falls) issued the following statement regarding the Wisconsin Elections Commission proposal to circumvent legislative oversight:

“Yesterday the Wisconsin Election Commission (WEC) began plans to develop an Elections Inspector Office with 10 new employees for a cost of over $1.3 million dollars. This is clearly a page out of Robin Vos’s playbook of offering a purely cosmetic fix while pretending it will solve the problems of this rogue agency.

The onus of oversight of this agency as with all Wisconsin agencies is the duty of the elected legislature. The idea that we would allow unelected bureaucrats to investigate themselves is the pinnacle of absurdity. WEC needs to be 100% accountable to the legislature. Creating a new position outside of the legislature has just one point, to make sure that any outstanding requests for information is buried in a new organization.

Not one penny to WEC until they provide records to the legislature without charging fees, open their books, address complaints in a timely manner and show us the Electronic Registration Information Center contracts. WEC needs to enforce current laws and prevent illegal aliens and adjudicated voters from getting ballots. WEC is the biggest obstacle to fair elections, God Save Wisconsin.”

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