Wisconsin Republicans send election bills to governor

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Published: Feb. 24, 2022 at 8:51 PM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature has sent a package of election and voting bills to Gov. Tony Evers in an attempt to mollify backers of former President Donald Trump who falsely believe the 2020 election was stolen from him.

Republicans argue the fast-tracked bills are in response to deficiencies identified by a nonpartisan audit and a review by a conservative group.

But the proposals passed Thursday go far beyond those recommendations and would fundamentally change how votes are cast and elections are run in the battleground state.

That’s why Evers, a Democrat facing reelection in November, has all-but promised to veto them. 

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