MADISON- Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton), candidate for Wisconsin Secretary of State, says Friday’s State Supreme Court ruling that the use of unmanned absentee ballot drop boxes violates Wisconsin election law is a step in the right direction toward restoring confidence in Wisconsin’s election system.
“The court made the right call when they said the Wisconsin Election Commission (WEC) did not have the legal authority to tell county clerks to place ballot drop boxes wherever they wanted,” said Loudenbeck. “The legislature rightfully passed a bill that would have resolved the drop box issue but Governor Evers vetoed it.”
The ongoing battle with the WEC is wearing on the state’s reputation of having safe and secure elections and that reputation needs to be restored. That means coming up with a new elections model that is more transparent and accountable to the voters.
As Secretary of State, Loudenbeck will advocate a model that disbands WEC and involves the Secretary of State’s office in administrative election duties as it once did, and as most other states currently do. This includes providing consistent and legal guidance to locally elected clerks who actually administer Wisconsin elections.
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