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Wisconsin Elections Commission in GOP’s crosshairs

Wisconsin Elections Commission
Wisconsin Elections Commission(NBC15)
Published: May. 12, 2022 at 4:56 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - All four of the leading Republican candidates for Wisconsin governor want to either abolish or dramatically overhaul the GOP-created bipartisan commission that oversees elections in the state, moves that Democratic Gov. Tony Evers opposes.

Tim Michels, a construction company co-owner and the most recent Republican to get into the race, released his proposed overhaul of the Wisconsin Elections Commission on Thursday.

The three other top Republicans -- former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefish, businessman Kevin Nicholson and state Rep. Timothy Ramthun -- all favor abolishing the commission.

The winner of the Aug. 9 primary will face Evers in November.

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