There's a GOP push in Wisconsin to take over the state's election system

Posted on AllSides November 30th, 2021
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Elections, Wisconsin, Republican Party
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Debate over the 2020 presidential election rages on in the political swing state of Wisconsin, where a prominent Republican lawmaker wants to strip the state's bipartisan elections agency of its power — and give it to the Republican-controlled Legislature.

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., first surfaced the idea of state lawmakers taking over control of federal elections in the state. He cites part of the U.S. Constitution that says state legislatures can set the "times, places and manner" of federal elections.

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