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Election clerks register support for state’s embattled Government Accountability Board

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MADISON — Election clerks are registering their support of Wisconsin’s embattled nonpartisan elections board that is slated to be eliminated under a bill moving quickly through the Legislature.

Clerks spoke in support of the Government Accountability Board during its meeting Tuesday, October 20th.

The meeting comes the day before the state Assembly was scheduled to vote on a bill that would do away with the board and create a pair of commissions to oversee ethics and elections with partisan appointees.

Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell tells the board, “Power never likes to be checked and that’s what we’re seeing now.”

Sun Prairie clerk Diane Hermann-Brown says she is concerned about the timing of transitioning to a new board next year, just four months before the November presidential election.