(Madison)….Democrats in the Wisconsin State Senate voted as a bloc to oppose election administration reforms brought forward by a non-partisan review of the most recent general election. Senator Kathy Bernier (R-Chippewa Falls) released the following statement:
“I am disappointed in my short-sighted colleagues who fancy themselves heroic for tilting at windmills when it comes to election reform. Who would vote against a bill securing a voting provision for disabled and elderly voters that 23 disability and aging groups advocated supporting? What they opposed during last night’s floor session were common-sense bills recommended through a non-partisan audit to provide clarity and understanding for our election officials regarding processes and procedures of election administration.
“The partisan politics on display last night was pathetic. Who opposes more training for clerks or clean-ups to our voter information rolls? Why vote against allowing clerks to process absentee ballots early to avoid late-night reporting? It is clear Democrats in the Senate would rather play pretend than actually do their jobs. What a disappointing showing – politics as usual from the men and women of La Mancha.”