A bill released last week for co-sponsorship aims to remove ineligible voters from the state’s official voter registration list in a more timely fashion, a key election integrity concern that has dogged Wisconsin’s voter rolls for years. The legislation, authored by state Rep. Ty Bodden (R-59th Assembly District) and Sen. Andre Jacque (R-1st Senate District), would require the Wisconsin Elections Commission to clean up the WisVote database.Read More
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Wisconsin Voters Sue over Alleged Mishandling of Military Absentee, Mail-In Ballots
Veterans and voters represented by the Thomas More Society, a conservative non-profit public interest law firm, filed a lawsuit against the Wisconsin Election Commission for allegedly mishandling military absentee ballots.
The group on Friday asked the Waukesha County Circuit Court to order state election officials to “sequester,” or set aside, all military absentee or mail-in ballots before the election.Read More
Wisconsin Appeals Court Outlaws Practice of Spoiling Absentee Ballots to Vote Again
A Wisconsin appeals court has upheld a lower court’s ruling forbidding the practice of “ballot spoiling,” requiring the state’s election commission to rescind guidance it had earlier issued on the matter.
The state’s 2nd District Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a county circuit court’s directive that ordered the Wisconsin Elections Commission to rescind its earlier instructions issued to voters who wished to void their submitted ballot and cast a new one.Read More
Wisconsin Legislators Sue Election Regulators to Block Clerks from ‘Curing’ Errant Ballots
Wisconsin state legislators are pushing back on the Wisconsin Election Commission, challenging its absentee ballot curing guidance in court, even as the controversial commission seeks additional funding from the Legislature to boost confidence in elections.Read More
Wisconsin Election Commission: Local Election Managers Don’t Have to Respond to Voter Roll Questions
Wisconsin’s election managers are telling local clerks that they may ignore questions about their voter rolls if they’d like.
The Wisconsin Elections Commission last week sent a letter to all 1,850 municipal clerks plus the city of Milwaukee’s Election Commission and Milwaukee County’s Election Commission explaining that they have discretion in responding to outside requests for voter registration information.Read More
Wisconsin State Rep. Timothy Ramthun Talks to Steve Bannon About His Resolution and Hearing on Election Fraud
Tuesday morning on War Room: Battleground, host Bannon welcomed State Rep. Tim Ramthun from Wisconsin’s 59th district to describe his resolution and hearing next week proving alleged election fraud.Read More
Wisconsin Officials Seek Dismissal of Lawsuit over Alleged Illegal Grant from Zuckerberg-Funded Group
Officials with the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) are seeking to dismiss a lawsuit from residents of Green Bay who claim the city and the WEC violated laws when accepting a grant from the Center for Tech and Civic Life.
The suit will appeal a decision handed down from the WEC, after the original complaint contended that the laws were broken when the city agreed to terms that were required to receive the funds.Read More
Racine County Sheriff to File Charges Against Wisconsin Election Commission Members
The Racine County Sheriff’s Office announced that it will file criminal charges against five of the six members of the Wisconsin Election Commission.
Sheriff Schmaling recommended charges to Racine County District Attorney Patricia Hanson for Commissioners Margaret Bostelmann, Julie Glancey, Ann Jacobs, Dean Knudson, and Mark Thomsen. The charges for each commissioner include two felonies and three misdemeanors.Read More
Former President Trump Praises Effort to ‘Decertify’ Wisconsin Election Results
Former President Donald Trump on Thursday praised an effort by State Representative Timothy Ramthun (R-Campbellsport) to “decertify” Wisconsin’s 2020 election results.
Ramthun and Trump contest that a report from the Legislative Audit Bureau and allegations made by the Racine County Sheriff’s Department raise too many questions.Read More
Wisconsin Senate to Launch New 2020 Election Investigation
There will be more questions from lawmakers in Madison as to just what happened before and during last year’s election.
Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu on Monday announced that the State Senate is launching its own investigation into the 2020 election.Read More
Watchdog Group Calls for Further Investigation into Wisconsin Election Following Audit Report
The Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB) on Friday released its findings of an audit on the state’s November 2020 election.
Based on its findings, the group recommended 30 recommendations to the Wisconsin Elections Commission for improving the election process, 18 of which are “issues for legislative consideration.”Read More
Wisconsin Office of Special Counsel Invites Clerks to Share Election Information, Concerns
The Wisconsin Office of Special Council, one of the state’s 2020 election auditors, is inviting county clerks to meet with them and share election information and concerns. “I would like to formally invite you to meet with me personally – in person or by phone or video call – to discuss these concerns, as well as any other thoughts of any nature that you might have about the State’s investigation,” the letter states.Read More
Special Counsel Demands Wisconsin Election Commission Turn over 2020 Election Evidence
Special Counsel Mike Gableman voiced concerns in a Sept. 9 letter regarding election integrity that he sent to the Wisconsin Election Commission.
“I hereby request that you and your office preserve any and all records and evidence … including but not limited to information retained on any and all voting machines” such as “metadata, router information, and/or access logs,” Gableman stated in a letter addressed to WEC Chairperson Meagan Wolfe, according to a news release.Read More