Senator Steve Nass (R-Whitewater), Co-chairman of the Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules (JCRAR), released the following statement in response to the failure of the Wisconsin Elections Commission to comply with the directive on absentee ballot drop boxes issued by the JCRAR on January 10, 2022.  WEC held a meeting today and failed to approve any action on drop boxes.  The Democrat commissioners fought to continue the guidance of WEC that has encouraged improper ballot harvesting activities.

JCRAR had passed a motion requiring WEC to submit an emergency rule within 30 days or cease issuing directives on the following: (1) Guidance regarding absentee ballot drop boxes.

“It is now plain for all to see, the Democrat members of the Wisconsin Elections Commission are not interested in fair election procedures that comply with state law.  They know that the current improper guidance from WEC is being used by their liberal allies to gain an unfair advantage in our elections.

 In particular, two Democrat commissioners are openly obstructing the other commissioners and the staff from reaching compliance with state law.  It is clear that their motivation is to protect a process now in place that encourages unethical election practices surrounding absentee ballot drop boxes that they believe benefit the candidates of their political party.

It is now clear that after the deadline of February 9th, the legislature must rapidly commence litigation to end the unlawful actions of WEC and force them to comply with the constitutional authority of the legislature.”

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