9-16-20 wi elections commission member advised green party

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Emails obtained by The Associated Press under the open records law show a Republican member of the Wisconsin Elections Commission advised a representative of the Green Party about who to hire as an attorney after its presidential nominee was denied ballot access. The elections commission deadlocked 3-3 on Aug. 20 whether to put Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins on the ballot. The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 4-3 Monday that Hawkins should not be on the ballot. The emails show commission member Bob Spindell sympathized with a Green Party official and told him to call for advice on attorneys to hire.