Sen. Ron Johnson Wants Wisconsin Elections Commission Stripped of Its Power

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson is pushing for his state’s bipartisan elections agency to be stripped of its power and given instead to the Republican-controlled legislature, Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) has reported.

Johnson said he has “completely lost confidence in the Wisconsin Elections Commission” after a nonpartisan report was released last month on how the election last year was run in the state and pointed out that the U.S. Constitution gives state legislators the power to set the “times, places and manner” of federal elections.

“I think the state legislature needs to reassert its authority [and] make sure that, in the federal elections, our election clerks follow state law, not guidances that are contrary to state law,” he said.

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