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On Tuesday, the Milwaukee Common Council narrowly confirmed the appointment of Claire Woodall-Vogg as the executive director of the Milwaukee Election Commission. After an hour-long discussion, Woodall-Vogg was approved in a vote of 8 to 7. Woodall-Vogg’s appointment comes with a bit of urgency as the Aug. 11 partisan primary draws near. The job was open because former Executive Director Neil Albrecht announced plans to retire. Mayor Tom Barrett appointed Woodall-Vogg to take Albrecht’s place. Last month she withdrew from consideration after council members delayed a vote on her nomination. Woodall-Vogg said there was too much political conflict to effectively perform her duties. But she later changed her mind and asked to be considered. On Tuesday, some council members argued they haven’t had the chance to fully vet her or the methods she’ll use to run the commission. They said they weren’t sure she will properly serve Black and brown communities. There was a call to send her

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