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Let Wisconsin Ethics Commission do its job



Perhaps you have seen the video which purportedly shows evidence of voter fraud in Wisconsin. In the video shot by the group Project Veritas Action, a democratic political operative in Madison is shown talking, in profane terms, of planning to incite violence at Donald Trump rallies. This is a significant allegation, and the democratic operative has already been fired. But more trouble may follow, as it is possible some laws were broken. But just who should be in charge of getting to the bottom of this? Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel would be the likely lead investigator, as he is the state’s top law enforcement official. But is he the right person for the job? Schimel is after all a Republican who works to advance his party’s agenda. The Wisconsin Justice Initiative says Schimel, given his partisanship, is the wrong person to investigate the conservative filmmaker’s claims that the video shows evidence of voter fraud. They have a point. That is why Wisconsin’s newly formed ethics commission should be in charge of the investigation. The board is comprised of both republicans and democrats, and has as its charge ensuring compliance with elections laws. This case certainly seems to fit that description. Let’s keep partisanship out of the investigation, and allow this new commission to do the work it was created to do.

Scott Robert Shaw serves as WIZM Program Director and News Director, and delivers the morning news on WKTY, Z-93 and 95.7 The Rock. Scott has been at Mid-West Family La Crosse since 1989, and authors Wisconsin's only daily radio editorial, "As I See It" heard on WIZM each weekday morning and afternoon.

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