Johnson pushes for state legislature's take over of federal elections

The Wisconsin Legislature would have control over the next federal election you participate in if U.S. Senator Ron Johnson had his way. The idea came after a non-partisan report of the 2020 election found no widespread fraud or wrongdoing, but it also offered a number of ideas for continuous improvement in the future. While the Wisconsin Republican points out language in the U.S. Constitution that could allow state legislatures more control of federal elections, Democratic Governor Tony Evers told the New York Times it would be a vast overreach. Johnson believes the Wisconsin Elections Commission is doing things it was never intended to do when it was created by the state Legislature and signed into law by Governor Scott Walker in 2016.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission fought back on the audit during its public meeting on Wednesday, with both Republican and Democratic appointees calling the report unprofessional and inaccurate. The commission still moved forward on implementing some of the suggestions made in the audit.

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