‘ALARM BELLS’ BEYOND GREEN BAY
Michael Spitzer-Rubenstein, Wisconsin State lead for the National Vote at Home Institute sent an email to Brookfield City Clerk Kelly Michaels on Sept. 21 with the subject line, “Can we help Brookfield?” Apparently Spitzer-Rubenstein wasn’t busy enough “helping” the city of Green Bay and Milwaukee with election administration services legal experts say he had no business performing.
The activist wrote that he had seen an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about how long it would take Brookfield elections officials to count absentee ballots.
“Can I offer the assistance of the National Vote at Home Institute to assist,” Spitzer-Rubenstein solicited.
He went on to tell Michaels that his group provides “free technical assistance” to cities and counties with absentee ballot operational planning as well as communications support for city clerks offices.
Spitzer-Rubenstein said his group has “funding available” to support the city clerk’s efforts.
Indeed they did.