Wisconsin: Nygren lawsuit could upend election preparations | Wisconsin Law Journal

County clerks in northeastern Wisconsin have begun preparing ballots for a recall election in three weeks, fully aware that an impending court ruling involving the state senate race could turn all their plans upside-down. Clerks in Brown, Marinette, Oconto and Shawano counties are getting ready for a general election July 19 between Democratic state Sen. Dave Hansen and Republican challenger David VanderLeest. Both are from Green Bay.

Meanwhile, state Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, has sued to get his name on the ballot as well. He was ruled ineligible this week after state election officials said he submitted only 398 valid voter signatures with his nomination papers, two shy of the minimum required. Nygren’s lawsuit accused the state Government Accountability Board of issuing its ruling without giving him a fair chance to defend his eligibility.

A Dane County judge is scheduled to hear arguments in the case Friday at 9 a.m. It’s not immediately known when a ruling can be expected.

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