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Democrats call on Senate leader to remove Republican elections commissioner Spindell over comments on Milwaukee voting

Posted on AllSides January 18th, 2023
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MADISON – Democratic lawmakers are calling on the leader of the state Senate to remove his appointed member of the Wisconsin Elections Commission over comments praising GOP campaign efforts that he said discouraged Black voter turnout in Milwaukee. Wisconsin Elections Commissioner Bob Spindell in recent months has praised decreased turnout in Milwaukee and especially in Black and Latino neighborhoods, arguing the lower voting participation is a result of Republican campaigning that has effectively neutralized Democratic candidates to the traditionally Democratic voters. At a December event, Spindell said Republicans in the...

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