Wisconsin voters approve bans on private funding for elections

Wisconsin voters approved a pair of Republican-led constitutional amendments on Tuesday that will change how elections are conducted in one of the country’s most politically competitive states. 

One measure will bar state and local governments from using private funds to conduct elections, while the other mandates that only election officials can carry out election-related tasks. 

Voters in the state’s presidential primary election register their votes at UW-Madison’s Memorial Union in Madison, Wisconsin, on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. (AP Photo/John Hart, Wisconsin State Journal)

With 99% of the votes in, 54.4% of voters had approved the first question, and 58.5% had approved the second, according to the Associated Press. A majority of Wisconsin voters must vote in favor of a constitutional amendment for it to go into effect.

Republicans have complained the state has turned into
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