The legal team trying to get the Green Party’s presidential ticket on the state’s ballot has close ties to Republicans and also represents Wisconsin’s counties —a group that doesn’t want the Green Party to prevail because it will force them to reprint ballots and miss deadlines.
The situation is causing some county officials to ask how lawyers they help fund can perform work that is not in their interest.
“Representing one client shouldn’t have an adverse effect on representing another client,” said Milwaukee County Supervisor Joseph Czarnezki. “I think this is a conflict.”
“It would cost counties throughout the state a small fortune to reprint all these ballots, and that’s not fair to the taxpayers.”