Friday, February 3, 2023

Common Cause Wisconsin once again calls for Sen. LeMahieu to Rescind the Appointment of Robert Spindell as a Wisconsin Elections Commissioner for His Vicious Anti-Voter Statements and Actions

For release: Friday - February 3, 2023

  Image: Robert Spindell / Wisconsin Elections Commission 

Contact Your Own Legislators

Last month, Common Cause in Wisconsin (CC/WI), the state’s largest non-partisan citizens reform advocacy organization with more than 8,000 member and activists, called on State Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg) to rescind his appointment of Robert Spindell of Milwaukee as a Commissioner on the six member Wisconsin Election Commission (WEC).


Spindell’s outrageous, vicious and hurtful comments were made following the November, 2022 midterm election in Wisconsin, including this inflammatory and racially-charged statement:


“In the City of Milwaukee, with the 4th Congressional District Republican Party working very closely with the RPW, RNC, Republican Assembly & Senate Campaign Committees, Statewide Campaigns and RPMC in the Black and Hispanic areas, we can be especially proud of the City of Milwaukee (80.2% Dem Vote) casting 37,000 less votes than cast in the 2018 election with the major reduction happening in the overwhelming Black and Hispanic areas.”


There simply cannot be any place on the WEC for someone who takes such pride and delight in working for and implementing actions that result in the disenfranchisement of eligible voters anywhere and of any racial or ethnic background for partisan or any other purpose.


Following CC/WI’s call to action in January, more than 380 Wisconsinites contacted Sen. LeMahieu urging that he rescind Spindell’s WEC appointment and replace him with another Republican. But to date, LeMahieu has not yet acted and Spindell still sits on the WEC Board.


This matter is just too important to simply just “move on” and “accept” LeMahieu’s failure to do the right thing and remove Spindell from the WEC.


Only through sustained, ongoing citizen pressure and action has anything that really matters ever been accomplished in Wisconsin, or in the nation and now we need to enlist the active support of our own state legislators to remove Spindell from the WEC.


By using this easy-to-use tool, you can directly contact both your State Senator and your State Representative and tell them to make the removal of Robert Spindell as a Wisconsin Elections Commissioner a priority by directly contacting Sen. LeMahieu and highlighting the need to remove Spindell through public statements and action in the Wisconsin Legislature.


This will take just a minute or two of your time to inform your own elected state legislators that you will not tolerate the continued and disgraceful presence of Robert Spindell on the WEC.


Thank you for being an active participant in this important battle for democracy and for free and fair elections in Wisconsin.



Jay Heck
608/256-2686 (office)
608/512-9363 (cell)

Common Cause in Wisconsin
152 Johnson St, Suite 212
Madison, WI 53703

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