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State Sen. Roger Roth asks for GB Mayor Genrich to resign after recent elections report

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Wisconsin State Senator Roger Roth has released a statement asking for Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich to resign.

A report was released following, what Sen. Roth calls, the election issues in the City of Green Bay last year.

According to Roth, the investigation was done by the Wisconsin Legislature and shows an effort between Mayor Genrich, Chief-of-Staff Celestine Jeffreys and other democrats to allegedly influence the 2020 elections.

The report goes on to say that there was a correlation between the Mayor’s office and outside groups in exchange for a payment from the Center for Tech and Civic Life.

Other issues raised in the report are that representatives of the group asked for permission to have the organization’s volunteers help city staff correct errors on absentee ballots.

State Representative Kristina Shelton who represents District 90 gave a statement in response to Sen. Roth’s recent announcement saying;

Senator Roth is scapegoating Green Bay in a futile attempt to cast doubt on a fair and legitimate election. I am disappointed that my colleagues in the Republican caucus would be so blatantly dishonest. As Wisconsin works to bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic, state and local elected officials should focus their time and energy helping working families, small businesses, schools, and community groups to recover from months of economic despair.

Rep. Kristina Shelton (State Assembly District 90

Representative Lee Snodgrass who represents District 57 also issued a statement saying;

I am disappointed and embarrassed that my State Senator is using his official social media page to promote right-wing propaganda as a news source in an attempt to discredit Green Bay’s election integrity. A partisan blog is not a reputable news source nor are their claims a “report” or “evidence”. 

Rep. Lee Snodgrass (State Assembly District 57

Republican Representative Shae Sortwell who represents the 2nd Assembly District also responded in favor of the investigation. He says he looks forward to hearing from first-hand witnesses about the issues and concerns over the 2020 elections in Green Bay.

Local 5 has reached out to the Mayor and Celestine Jeffreys but have not heard back.

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