No one at yesterday’s statehouse hearing had a good answer for just why outside political activists were able to have so much freedom inside Green Bay’s election office last November.
Lawmakers heard from witnesses who described what happened as the ballots were counted, and detailed what they say was inappropriate influence from the group essentially left in control after Green Bay’s clerk left in disgust. State Rep. Janel Brandtjen, who led the hearing, said there are more questions to be answered. Specifically she wants to know what the Wisconsin Elections Commission knew about this group, and if the Commission knew what they were doing.
The hearing came after a report that alleges Green Bay’s mayor pushed to have outside activists play a role in last fall’s election.