Elections Chair Appalled By Kleefisch Comments

State Elections Commission chair Ann Jacobs says she’s appalled by language from candidate for governor Rebecca Kleefisch.

The Republican is standing by her comment that voters should have “one throat to choke” when holding election officials accountable.

“It was shocking to me that in light of the death threats and harassment of our elections officials, that she would choose to use such violent rhetoric, and double down on it.”

Kleefisch, who first made the comment on Monday, claimed on Tuesday that it’s a phrase used “in policy making circles.” Jacobs says election workers need to be supported rather than targeted for doing their jobs correctly.

Both Kleefisch and fellow Republican candidate Kevin Nicholson are calling for the Elections Commission to be dismantled.