Judge rules vote to oust Wisconsin’s top election official had no legal effect 

A judge ruled Wisconsin‘s top election official can stay in her post, declaring the vote to remove her by Republican state Senators last year has “no legal effect.”

Dane County Circuit Judge Ann Peacock ruled on Friday that Wisconsin Elections Administrator Meagan Wolfe can keep her job after a lengthy battle with state Republican legislators attempting to oust her. Peacock issued a temporary order in October that Wolfe can legally retain the Administrator role, “vested with the full authority of that office and entitled to the privileges thereof.”

In June, the state’s bipartisan elections commission, which includes three Democrats and three Republicans, deadlocked on a vote to reappoint Wolfe. Wisconsin’s Senate voted along party lines 22-11 on Sept. 14 to remove Wolfe from her post, fueled by dissatisfaction over her handling of the 2020 election. Wolfe was targeted after former President Donald
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