Democrats at the statehouse say they’re fed up with Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler’s partisan games. Two lawmakers plan to introduce legislation next session to try and rein him in. As Bente Birkeland reports, this is just one of several controversies surrounding the high profile official.

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