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Wisconsin Republicans ask Green Bay's mayor to quit over election report

Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich
Posted at 6:38 PM, Mar 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-09 19:38:38-05

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Wisconsin lawmakers are calling for Green Bay’s Democratic mayor to resign following a report on a conservative website alleging he ceded authority for running the election to a paid consultant with ties to Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Eric Genrich did not immediately respond to requests for comment Tuesday about the calls for him to resign. But his office issued a statement saying the claims raised in the story on the Wisconsin Spotlight website were “completely without merit.”

The story came a day before the Republican-controlled Assembly Campaigns and Elections Committee was to hold an invite-only hearing on the election.

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