Wisconsin Senate voted on Thursday to fire Meagan Wolfe, the state’s nonpartisan top elections administrator, in a move that Democrats say was illegal and politically motivated.
Wolfe oversaw the 2020 election in Wisconsin, which was won by Joe Biden by a narrow margin of about 20,000 votes.
Republicans have accused Wolfe of mishandling the election and violating state law, while Democrats have defended her as a professional and impartial official.
The vote to remove Wolfe could have significant implications for the 2024 presidential election, as Wisconsin is one of the most important swing states in the nation.
The vote could also trigger a legal battle over who will replace Wolfe and how the Wisconsin Elections Commission will function in the future.