Election Officials Rally in Opposition to Partisan Efforts to Oust Wolfe and Undermine Confidence in 2020 Election
November 9, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan group of over 50 election officials from across the country sent a letter addressed to Wisconsin Assembly Speaker, Robin Vos today, in support of Meghan Wolfe, the Administrator of the nonpartisan Wisconsin Election Commission. Wolfe is one of the most highly-competent election officials in the country, having served Wisconsin’s voters through high turnout and very narrow margins, in the middle of a global pandemic. Extremist partisans and election deniers have called for Wolfe to resign in recent days, in an effort that weakens nonpartisan election administration in the state, and further casts doubt on an election that was secure, audited, and verified many times over, including by judges appointed by Republicans and former President Trump.
The letter was circulated by David Becker, Executive Director of the nonpartisan nonprofit Center for Election Innovation and Research, formerly litigation counsel in the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice under both Presidents Clinton and W. Bush, and Matt Masterson, Non-Resident Fellow of the Stanford Internet Observatory. Signees to the letter include three former Republican Secretaries of State (Ken Detzner from Florida, Trey Grayson from Kentucky, and Wayne Williams of Colorado), nearly twenty current and former state election directors from both parties, and the co-chairs of the Election Official Legal Defense Network, Bob Bauer (former White House Counsel to President Obama) and Ben Ginsberg (former counsel to the W. Bush and Romney presidential campaigns). Overall, election officials from 26 states and the District of Columbia signed on to the letter.