On Wednesday, State Senator Leah Vukmir (R-Wauwatosa) expressed outrage at the Government Accountability Board’s decision to ignore state law and delay maintenance on the state’s voter rolls until after the April 2, Spring Election.
RightWisconsin broke the news on Wednesday morning that the GAB would not conduct a mandatory 90-day purge of invalid voters from the State Voter Registration System (SVRS) until after the Spring Election. A GAB spokesman claimed that following state law "may not be practical."
Sen. Vukmir said, "Unfortunately, this is only the latest in an escalating pattern of failures by the Government Accountability Board." "Following the 2010 General Election the GAB failed to meet this same basic obligation required by State Law," she said.
"Regardless of your political affiliation or opinion of the GAB’s past actions, the failure to meet reasonable standards leaves far too many questions regarding the influence this largely unaccountable institution wields in our state" added Senator Vukmir.
When RightWisconsin asked Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen about the revelation, Department of Justice Communications Director Dana Brueck said, "We are not going to comment on a specific situation based only on a media report. However, we believe that government agencies should follow the law."