University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Wisconsin clerk refused to set up early voting site, fearing it would help Democrats

Wisconsin clerk refused to set up early voting site, fearing it would help Democrats

The city clerk in Green Bay refused to set up an early voting site on a college campus in part because she feared the site would help Democrats, according to emails obtained by a liberal advocacy group.

The emails show City Clerk Kris Teske citing the potential partisan advantage, along with concerns about ballot security, costs and staffing issues, in refusing to establish the early voting site at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus. One Wisconsin Institute provided the emails to The Associated Press on Tuesday, after the Nation first reported about them.

Teske pointed to statutes that prohibit early voting sites that give a political party an advantage. The emails...

33°