— Wisconsin's chief elections officer calls complaints
by the state Republican Party over the newly redesigned
Accountability Board director Kevin Kennedy on Tuesday
addressed complaints raised by state GOP director Joe
Fadness that the redesigned ballot is confusing, may
benefit Democratic candidates and should be redone before
the Nov. 4 election.
says that is not practical or necessary. He says it is
absurd to claim that nonpartisan elections officials were
trying to design the ballot in a way to help one party.
raised by Fadness is that Democratic candidates are listed
first for each office. But state law dictates ballot order
and it's based on which party received the most votes in
the prior election.
candidates were listed first on ballots in 2012.