Last week was a tumultuous one for Wisconsin Election Commission Administrator Michael Haas. After months of Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald calling for Haas’s head, on January 23, the State Senate voted 18-13, along strict party lines, not to confirm Hass’s reappointment as WEC Administrator. Then, a day later, the Wisconsin Election Commission voted 4-2 to defy the Senate vote and retain Haas as administrator, anyway.
The conflict seems now destined for the courts. Matthew Rothschild is the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, and he joins Eight O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing in the studio.