Lawsuit: Wisconsin Elections Commission Let Electors Change Votes After Submitting Ballots

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Restoring Integrity and Trust in Elections (RITE) submitted a suit versus the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) recently over its illegal assistance permitting absentee citizens to alter their votes after their tallies are cast.

In an Aug. 1, 2022, memorandum sent out to all Wisconsin community clerks, WEC advised that after a citizen sends an absentee tally, he can ask for to “ruin” that tally and get a brand-new one if he alters his mind or slips up. In an Aug. 2 memo, WEC permits clerks to “revoke” a “ruined tally” on behalf of the citizen.

Such assistance breaches Wisconsin statute, which mentions that a citizen has the unique authority to ruin his absentee tally prior to it is sent, not after. If the citizen ruins his absentee tally prior to he casts it, he should return the tally to the clerk (who then ruins it) and demand a brand-new one.

With WEC’s brand-new assistance, nevertheless, a clerk might revoke a “ruined” tally on behalf of the citizen, therefore increasing the capacity for scams or abuse in the absentee ballot procedure.

” RITE is working to safeguard Wisconsinites from unjust and unequal election treatments,” RITE’s President and CEO Derek Lyons stated in a press release. “Once a vote is cast, it is cast. Duration. WEC is breaking the law and courting catastrophe by enabling people to obtain their cast tallies and modify their votes. The discretion WEC offers to regional authorities weakens the stability of the tally box and interrupts the uniform and transparent administration of elections throughout the Badger State.”

RITE is asking the Waukesha County Circuit Court for instant injunctive relief “previous to the start of absentee tally voting for the November 8, 2022, election.” The election stability group is taking legal action against on behalf of Wisconsin citizen Nancy Kormanik and her right to reasonable and equivalent treatment.

During the 2020 election, Wisconsin processed almost 2 million absentee tallies statewide.


Victoria Marshall is a personnel author at The Federalist. Her writing has actually been included in the New York Post, National Review, and Townhall. She finished from Hillsdale College in May 2021 with a significant in politics and a small in journalism. Follow her on Twitter @vemrshll.

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