Lawsuit challenges election favoritism by Wisconsin city

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, which has fought multiple battles for election integrity, has announced it is appealing a ruling that allowed Racine, Wisconsin, officials to use a special mobile voting van that favored Democrats.

“Racine’s abuse of alternate absentee ballot sites circumvents multiple statutory safeguards on the collection of absentee ballots,” explained Anthony LoCoco, a counsel for WILL.

“The WEC commissioners failed to take action and delegated the matter to the WEC administrator who declined to enjoin Racine’s illegal behavior. Further, although WILL’s complaint was filed in August, the WEC administrator did not issue her decision on the matter until in-person absentee voting for the 2022 general election was essentially completed which meant that WILL could not appeal the decision until after the November general election was over. We are confident that a court will put an end to Racine’s egregious practices.”

The organization explained, “The city of Racine utilized an unlawful mobile voting van in both the primary and general elections this year to conduct in-person absentee voting. WILL previously filed a complaint with the Wisconsin Election Commission (WEC) on behalf of a Racine voter requesting that WEC require Racine to follow applicable state laws that prevent mobile voting sites and ensure that the sites selected do not grant a partisan advantage. WEC’s administrator dismissed the complaint and WILL is now appealing that decision to the Racine County Circuit Court.”

It is a state law that requires that the office of the municipal clerk is the default location “to which voted absentee ballots shall be returned by electors.”

“But there may be circumstances when the clerk’s office is unavailable for early, in-person absentee voting. In those cases, the clerk may designate an alternate absentee ballot site or sites,” the organization said.

But state law requires that such sites “shall be located as near as practicable to the office of the municipal clerk or board of election commissioners and no site may be designated that affords an advantage to any political party.”

Racine’s clerk, for the election, allowed “21 alternate absentee ballot locations (not centrally located but scattered throughout the city) and the majority of which provided an advantage to the Democratic Party because they were located in the most Democratic parts of the city.”

Absentee voting even was done “in a mobile vehicle at temporary locations.”

The organization actually has brought a long list of cases to court already regarding apparent failures in the Wisconsin election system to be fair. Of course, Wisconsin was one of a handful of states that – suspiciously – voted for Joe Biden during the 2020 election.

Since then, Americans have learned that the FBI interfered with the election by persuading social media companies to suppress accurately – and very damaging – reporting about the Biden family’s financial payments from suspicious sources in Russia and China.

Further, Mark Zuckerberg, through foundations, handed out more than $400 million that local elections officials often used to run get-out-the-vote campaigns in Democrat precincts.

Polls and studies have shown that either of those factors easily could have taken the election victory away from President Trump and given it to Biden.

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