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Fond du Lac DA seeks removal of 5 elections commission members

Eric Toney is also a candidate for Wisconsin Attorney General

Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney stands at a podium with microphones on the stand
Eric Toney, the Fond du Lac County district attorney and a Republican candidate for attorney general, discusses a complaint he filed with Democratic Gov. Tony Evers seeking the removal of five members of the state’s elections commission on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at a news conference in the state Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin. Scott Bauer/AP Photo

A Republican district attorney and candidate for attorney general has filed a complaint with Democratic Gov. Tony Evers seeking the removal of five members of the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney submitted a complaint Tuesday with Evers asking him to remove two Republicans and three Democrats from the board because they did not allow special voting deputies into nursing homes in 2020 to assist residents with voting.

Toney insists Evers has the legal authority to remove them, but it isn’t clear if he does.

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The decision was made early in the pandemic, before vaccines were available and when access to nursing homes was limited.

Three other district attorneys declined to charge the commissioners.

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