Spotlight: Green Bay’s latest election scandal

Wisconsin Spotlight | Feb. 17,  2022

WHAT? Green Bay election officials got caught counting absentee ballots in Tuesday’s election hours before the publicly noticed time of 4:30 p.m. (It was supposed to be 7:30 a.m.), effectively shutting out elections observers. City officials claim human error.

So What? It’s the latest election scandal for a city under investigation for the way it handled the 2020 presidential election.

What’s Next? Green Bay Alderman Chris Wery is calling for a full review. State Sen. Roger Roth (R-Appleton) has called on Green Bay’s mayor and city clerk to resign.

By M.D. Kittle

MADISON — Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich and his team have a story problem. They can’t seem to get their stories straight.

And at least one state lawmaker has again called for Genrich and City Clerk Celestine Jeffreys to step down following the latest election scandal.

City elections officials — already in the spotlight for their handling of the 2020 spring and presidential elections — got caught red-handed counting absentee ballots for Tuesday’s primary election hours before they were supposed to under public notice.

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2 responses to “Spotlight: Green Bay’s latest election scandal”

  1. Harry Avatar
    Harry

    No excuse, get them the hell out!!! Criminals don’t need a slap on the hand. It doesn’t help, they just repeat.

  2. gene Avatar
    gene

    I worry about the 2022 and the 2024 elections also. Once a crook gets away with a crime they are emboldened and they will try it again. We better have better laws for the upcoming elections. No drop boxes, stop dead people from voting and one vote for one person. Open more poling places and have them open longer if need be to get the voters through. Election day could be made into a holiday to gvie voters more time to vote. I hope and pray legislators stand up and develop a backbone to adhere to the constitution!!!

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