GOP candidate for governor Rebecca Kleefisch filed a lawsuit Monday against the Wisconsin Elections Commission, calling on the state Supreme Court to suspend guidance the commission issued to local election officials ahead of the 2020 election.
The lawsuit asks the state’s highest court to take the case immediately, bypassing lower courts that would typically handle such matters first. It argues guidance related to absentee ballot drop boxes, polling place locations and voting in nursing homes violated state laws on the subjects and should be changed ahead of the state’s 2022 election.
The issues were recently surfaced in a nonpartisan audit of election administration in the state. The audit found no widespread fraud or wrongdoing that would have altered election results, but made more than two dozen recommendations for updates to elections commission policies and state laws governing elections.