Election officials make their voices heard as battleground states debate voting laws

By: - May 12, 2022 6:00 am
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A Utah County Election worker gathers ballots from a drop box on October 26, 2020 in Springville, Utah. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

The state’s clerks have been under constant attack from Republicans pushing conspiracy theories about the 2020 election and in April, a national voting rights groups traveled across Southern Wisconsin thanking them for continuing to do their work under hostile conditions.

Wisconsin’s Republican party has made frequent allegations of fraud, bribery and misconduct relating to the administration of elections. Sen. Kathy Bernier (R-Chippewa Falls), a former county clerk herself, has been one of the few members of the party to stick up for clerks.

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Kira Lerner
Kira Lerner

Kira Lerner is the democracy reporter for States Newsroom in Washington, D.C. She has previously covered voting, criminal justice, and civil rights issues for publications including Votebeat and The Appeal.

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