GOP Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said he’s never studied whether the Legislature could take over elections administration in Wisconsin as U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson is urging lawmakers to do.
After meeting with state lawmakers Wednesday, the Johnson, R-Oshkosh, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the Legislature should reassert its authority over the election system.
Johnson has said he will announce soon whether he will seek a third term next year.
“There’s no mention of the governor in the Constitution,” Johnson told the paper after the closed-door meeting with GOP lawmakers. “It says state legislatures, and so if I were running the joint — and I’m not — I would come out and I would just say, ‘We’re reclaiming our authority. Don’t listen to (the Elections Commission) anymore. Their guidances are null and void.’”