Wisconsin Republicans Abruptly Decide To Oust Top State Elections And Ethics Officials

Wisconsin Republicans voted Tuesday to remove the state’ s best election and ethics officials, in spite of looming state and federal elections.

Brought by Republicans in a vote together party lines, the state Senate the very best to oust Ethics Administrator John Bell and Elections Administrator Jordan Haas from their respective roles simply by denying to confirm them on a long lasting basis. Both men did not obtain a customary public hearing before the election.

Haas and Bell previously proved helpful for the state’ s Government Responsibility Board when it was probing whether the campaign of Gov. Scott Walker (R) illegally coordinated along with outside conservative groups. The