The many election lawsuits and legal challenges from President Trump’s campaign have mostly failed to alter election processes substantially, either in terms of the 2020 race or future contests.
That leaves the burden to address complaints about mail-in voting, ballot harvesting, and other election administration issues with state and federal lawmakers, some of whom are already making moves to change election statutes.
The first step for many state legislators: Learn the details of elections administration before proposing any alterations.
“Most people do not understand the electoral process and all that goes into it, including my colleagues,” Wisconsin state Sen. Kathy Bernier told the Washington Examiner.
Bernier, a Republican who was a county clerk for over 12 years and has been chairwoman of the Wisconsin Senate campaign and elections committee for eight years, said that her colleagues concerned about election administration have requested a meeting to go over the processes.