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Wisconsin Republicans send election bills to governor

Absentee Ballot envelope
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Published: Jun. 22, 2021 at 6:56 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 22, 2021 at 3:57 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - UPDATE: The Wisconsin Assembly has sent bills to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers that would make it more difficult for the elderly and disabled to cast absentee ballots and prohibit officials from filling in missing information on the envelopes of returned absentee ballots.

Evers is expected to veto all of the Republican-backed measures that passed Tuesday.

Supporters are pushing more than a dozen election bills in the wake of former President Donald Trump’s narrow loss in battleground Wisconsin to President Joe Biden.

Democrats say Republicans are trying to make it more difficult for Democrats to cast ballots.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) issued this statement regarding election reformation legislation early Tuesday evening:

Northeast Wisconsin legislators sounded off on the bills, and Representatives Shelton and Tittl issued the following statements Tuesday evening:

INITIAL REPORT: The Wisconsin Assembly plans to send bills to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers that would limit opportunities for absentee voting, make it more difficult for the elderly and disabled to cast absentee ballots and prohibit officials from filling in missing information on the envelopes of returned absentee ballots.

Evers is expected to veto all of the Republican-backed measures up for final votes Tuesday.

The bills all cleared the GOP-controlled Senate on party line votes earlier this year.

Supporters are pushing more than a dozen election bills in the wake of former President Donald Trump’s narrow loss in battleground Wisconsin to President Joe Biden.

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