Walker not getting involved in suit over ballots
Lawmakers say new ballots are unfair
MILWAUKEE — Gov. Scott Walker says he’s not getting involved with the lawsuit that two Republican lawmakers filed this week over newly redesigned ballots.
Walker told reporters Thursday he’ll “leave that up to others.” He says his goal is just to make sure as many people vote as possible.
The lawsuit was filed Wednesday by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald.
They said the ballots designed by the state’s Government Accountability Board are unfair because Democratic candidates are listed first under the name of the office being sought and Republican candidates are separated by a line.
The order is determined by the results of previous elections. Republican candidates were listed first in 2012.
GAB executive Kevin Kennedy says it’s “absurd” to suggest the nonpartisan board is playing politics.