Wisconsin Senate to vote on confirming elections leader

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Senate plans to vote on confirming the leader of the state Elections Commission, more than a year after she started the job.

The scheduled vote Wednesday to confirm Meagan Wolfe comes as the Republican-controlled Senate has refused to act on any appointments made Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. Wolfe was appointed by the bipartisan Elections Commission and started working in March 2018 when Republican Scott Walker was governor.

The Senate refused to confirm the previous elections administrator, Mike Haas, amid concerns about his role in an investigation into alleged campaign violations by Walker.

Wolfe received unanimous support by the Senate's elections committee. If confirmed by the Senate, Wolfe would be the first administrator approved since the agency's creation.

Wolfe's term would run through 2023, meaning she will be in charge during the 2020 presidential election.