Sen. Jagler Responds to Governor’s Veto of Election Bills
Madison...Today, Governor Evers vetoed six bills passed by the legislature that addressed several election issues that arose in the 2020 cycle. The bills, SB 203, 204, 205, 210 and 292, addressed indefinitely confined voters, ballot drop boxes, special voting deputies and other issues.
“The Spring and Fall 2020 elections faced unprecedented challenges due to the pandemic and legal battles,” said Jagler. “The Legislature took swift action to address these issues and ensure secure elections for voters in the state. Not once did Governor Evers come to the table to discuss the problems faced by the state or make any effort to improve our election process. These vetoes are a final denial of the problem.”
Two of the highest profile failures of the 2020 elections were addressed in this package of bills. The Madison “Democracy in the Park” event and manipulation of voters in nursing homes were key targets of the Legislature in passing these reforms.
“As absentee ballots and early voting become a larger part of our elections, it was clear that rules needed to be clarified and strengthened to secure our elections.” Jagler continued, “Action needed to be taken immediately to ensure that every legal vote counts.”
For those looking for more information and current status of the election reform package, they can visit www.legis.wisconsin.gov/senate/republicans/election-bills