THU PM Update: Milwaukee fires elections official for illegally requesting military ballots sent to Brandtjen

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-- Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson announced today the city's deputy director at its Election Commission was fired after she illegally requested military absentee ballots that were sent to GOP state Rep. Janel Brandtjen.

Johnson sought to assure the public during a news conference today that Kimberly Zapata's actions shouldn't shake confidence in the city's election procedures.

"Election integrity is absolutely -- absolutely -- integral," Johnson said. "It's absolutely essential."

Johnson said Zapata wasn't on city time ...

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