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GOP candidate for governor sues Wis. Elections Commission

Rebecca Kleefisch speaks in Superior in 2012. Rebecca Kleefisch speaks in Superior in 2012. |  Photo: WDIO-TV file

The Associated Press
Created: November 15, 2021 12:24 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Kleefisch is suing the Wisconsin Elections Commission seeking to suspend the guidance the agency gave to local election clerks amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The lawsuit by the former lieutenant governor comes after the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau issued a report last month that said it found no evidence of any fraud in the state's 2020 election.

leefisch alleges, among other things, that the commission broke the law in late March 2020 when it issued guidance allowing local clerks to consolidate polling places in the April 7 spring election.

State law requires polling places to be established at least 30 days before an election.

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