Trust in our election process is in jeopardy. Too many rules were bent and changes were made without the approval of elected officials. That's why I authored or co-authored more than a dozen election reforms this session.
During the 2020 election, the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) made several changes to the way the state handles elections without approval from the Legislature. They shouldn't be allowed to do that.
It’s the job of the Legislature to write laws. Unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats shouldn’t be allowed to change laws on a whim or interrupt our elections. As we have seen, this creates confusion and different rules for different parts of the state. That’s not fair to the voters of Wisconsin. Whether you vote in Milwaukee or Manitowoc, the process should be the same throughout Wisconsin.
That's why I authored Senate Bill 943. It helps make sure major changes in election law are approved by the Legislature. My bill will improve the legislative review process of WEC guidance and promote full transparency and accountability. This is a simple change that will improve how we handle elections.
Unfortunately, Governor Evers vetoed my bill. I will continue to fight to make sure our elections are fair and open for everyone.