Wisconsin Attorney General Slams GOP for ‘Constant Attacks on Our Democracy’ After Top Election Official’s Ouster | ET REALITY

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Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul (D) responded to Republicans in the Badger State on Friday after the state Senate voted to remove the state’s top elections official, claiming “we have had constant attacks on our democracy in Wisconsin.” .

In MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”,” Kaul said the administration had seen relentless attacks on our election officials in Wisconsin “for years.”

“What’s really interesting is that around 2015, Wisconsin had a nationally recognized Government Accountability Board that oversaw the administration of elections. The Republicans were unhappy with them,” he continued. “So they replaced that board with what is now the Wisconsin Elections Commission.”

“Then they got rid of the first administrator of that commission and now they are going after the next administrator of the commission,” he added.

Kaul’s comments came a day after the state Senate, which has a Republican supermajority, voted to remove Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator Meagan Wolfe, who is a nonpartisan official.

The pressure to remove her came against a backdrop of electoral skepticism and denialism in the state following the 2020 election results, with some baselessly accusing her of being part of a plan to affect the outcome of the last presidential election. according to the associated press.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court rejected an effort after the 2020 election to overturn the results, one of several swing states where efforts were made to try to change the outcome of the last election in favor of former President Trump.

Kaul filed a lawsuit against Senate Republicans’ vote to impeach her, and Wolfe has said she will remain in his administration amid pending litigation. Wisconsin’s attorney general said in Friday’s interview that he was “confident” the lawsuit would be won.

The vote to fire Wolfe comes as Republicans are considering impeaching liberal Judge Janet Protasiewicz if she decides not to recuse herself from several redistricting cases in which the state Supreme Court has been asked to intervene.

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