Federal lawsuit targets certification of votes in 3 Wisconsin counties

Published: Nov. 12, 2020 at 7:02 PM CST
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - A federal lawsuit was filed Thursday seeking to stop a certification of vote results in Wisconsin.

Three voters from Brown, Door and Oconto counties filed the lawsuit. They claim their votes were diluted with illegal ballots that were meant to change the results of the Nov. 3 election.

They’re seeking to have votes in Menominee, Milwaukee and Dane counties invalidated and not included in the certification of presidential votes.

In the lawsuit they state the U.S. Supreme Court concluded fraud is more frequent with mailed ballots than in-person voting. They further argue in Menominee County 34.4% of registered voters requested an absentee ballot, 62% of Milwaukee County’s registered voters, and 68.2% of Dane County’s registered voters and claim the counties saw large increases in “indefinitely confined” voters who are “not required to provide a photo ID.”

The plaintiffs say they have experts in place who “possess advanced technical capability to conduct statistical analyses identifying errors and anomalies such as double votes, votes by non-registered persons, votes by persons who are deceased or moved out of the state, and the like” and are seeking registration and voting data to carry out an expert analysis.

The lawsuit doesn’t appear to provide any actual evidence of voter fraud but includes claims from people who said they received ballots they didn’t ask for, received multiple ballots, or were told when they voted in-person that they’d requested a ballot by mail. The suit acknowledges these are anecdotal and unproven because plaintiffs didn’t have time to investigate their truthfulness before the election results are certified.

The county clerks, members of the Wisconsin Elections Commission and Gov. Tony Evers are listed as defendants in the lawsuit.

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