MADISON – Last week, Wisconsin Senate Democrats sent a letter to Senator Devin LeMahieu (R-Ootsburg) requesting that he remove Bob Spindell from the Wisconsin Elections Commission. Senate Democrats previously called on Bob Spindell to resign after he celebrated successful voter suppression efforts in Black and Hispanic areas of the state during the 2022 election. Bob Spindell chose not to resign and Senator LeMahieu has not responded to the letter, nor has he taken any action to remove Bob Spindell from his position. Senate Democratic Leader Melissa Agard (D-Madison) released the following statement:

“Bob Spindell does not reflect Wisconsin’s values and is a danger to our democracy. Senate Majority Leader LeMahieu is responsible for ensuring that his appointee to the Wisconsin Elections Commission will fairly administer our state’s election laws. Spindell’s words and actions have shown that, unfortunately, he is not able to do so. 

“Senator LeMahieu has been given the opportunity to do the right thing, defend our democracy, and protect the sanctity of voting in Wisconsin. It’s disappointing that he instead chose to ignore our request and allow an individual who is actively working to thwart our democratic ways to continue serving on the Wisconsin Elections Commission. 

“Unlike Bob Spindell’s efforts to suppress Wisconsin voters, my Democratic colleagues and I know that every eligible voter should be empowered to cast a ballot in each election. Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy and Wisconsin’s elections must remain free, fair, and accessible.”

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