Democratic Elections Committee Members:
Statement on the Testimony of Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator Meagan Wolfe
MADISON - Today, Democratic members of the Assembly Committee on Campaigns & Elections released the following statement on the testimony of Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator Meagan Wolfe:
“We were glad to finally see Commission Administrator Meagan Wolfe given the chance to provide expert insight into the 2020 elections in Wisconsin. We appreciated her data-driven approach that stuck to the facts and provided the clarity that has been missing in prior hearings. Administrator Wolfe repeated what we have heard from the nonpartisan staff at the Elections Commission, from nonpartisan observers, and from state and federal courts ever since the November 2020 election: the data shows that our elections were accurate, transparent, and secure. Administrator Wolfe’s testimony demonstrated that Republican conspiracy theories based on half-truths and innuendo do not hold up when actual facts and expertise are brought forward.
“Today’s hearing made clear that the more than 200 local municipalities that received grant funding to run elections during the COVID-19 pandemic applied for and received funds legally. It is clear that local municipalities are empowered to administer their local elections with the resources that local decision makers approve. It is clear that Republicans do not understand the immense cost and effort that has gone into making our elections safe, secure, and transparent. It is clear that local municipalities needed additional support to get through the COVID-19 pandemic, but Republicans in the Legislature couldn’t be bothered to meet for almost a year.”
State Representative Mark Spreitzer (D - Beloit)
State Representative Lisa Subeck (D - Madison)
State Representative Jodi Emerson (D – Eau Claire)