Wisconsin election officials want lawsuit involving ballot issues tossed

MADISON (AP) — Wisconsin election officials want a judge to dismiss a lawsuit seeking changes to the newly designed ballot for the Nov. 4 election.

Republican legislative leaders filed the lawsuit against the state Government Accountability Board in Waukesha County last week. They argue that the GAB's model ballot is confusing, gives undue prominence to Democratic candidates and makes it hard to tell which office candidates are seeking.

State attorneys filed a brief on the GAB's behalf Tuesday asking a judge to toss the lawsuit. They argued the Republicans should have filed a complaint with GAB or a petition asking a prosecutor to look into the matter. They also argued the GOP leaders haven't shown how the ballots have hurt them.

A hearing in the case is set for Wednesday.