As the Republicans in Wisconsin follow President Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani down the rabbit hole…Wisconsin State Senator Tim Carpenter proposes that the Republican controlled legislature appoint a bipartisan Blue Ribbon Task Force to review current Wisconsin election procedures and develop methods to improve and streamline them.
Also on Friday, State Sen. Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) urged Vos and Senate Majority Devin LeMahieu to create a bipartisan “Blue Ribbon Task Force” to examine what changes could be made to improve the state’s voting system.
Carpenter argues that amid the current partisan gridlock in the legislature, “we need to take a different approach to find areas where both parties can agree and where compromises can be reached in changes to our election laws.” The state senator also asks Gov. Tony Evers to be included in the task force.
Possible changes include finding ways to lessen the burden on election workers and clerks, given the significant rise in absentee ballots in the 2020 presidential election. That could be done by immediately tabulating early, in-person votes and absentee ballots ahead of Election Day, Carpenter writes.
“Wisconsin is one of the few states that doesn’t allow absentee ballots to be processed before Election Day. Allowing this simple change would stop the false accusation that tens of thousands of ballots are secretly being dumped after midnight changing the outcome of the election,” according to Carpenter.
Despite Assembly Speaker Robin Vos’ continued ‘threats’ to investigate the supposed irregularities around the Wisconsin November 3rd election…I imagine this proposal will just produce crickets from his office. And the new Senate Majority Leader so far doesn’t seem to have the stomach to rock and roll in public quite the way his predecessor Scott Fitzgerald was wont to do.
Meanwhile, if you want to read about some of the sturm and drang around Rep. Ron Tusler’s election fraud committee meeting this morning, that too can also be found at this link.