Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog
The questions coincide with two state hearings which potentially find Douglas County Election Commissioner Dave Phipps in the bulls-eye.
Thursday the Legislature’s Government Committee examines a bill which gives lawmakers the final say in the governor’s appointment of election commissioners and a second bill which strips the governor of his appointment power.
For the past year Phipps, a Republican appointed by Republican Gov. Dave Heineman, has been accused of scheming to suppress the city’s Democratic vote.
Nebraska Watchdog’s latest investigation presses Phipps about his handling of two predominately Republican precincts.