Waukesha — A Waukesha County judge tossed out a lawsuit Wednesday attempting to force changes to the design of the Nov. 4 ballot.
Waukesha County Circuit Judge James Kieffer dismissed the case after 25 minutes of arguments because those who brought the suit had not followed a procedure requiring them to file a complaint with election officials or a district attorney before filing a lawsuit.
The case was brought last week by the campaign committees of Assembly Speaker Robin Vos R-Rochester and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald R-Juneau.
In another blow to the lawsuit, Kieffer also ruled Vos and Fitzgeralds political committees lack the ability to sue over the ballots. That ability belongs to electors who believe their voting rights have been violated.