Wisconsin lawmakers sue elections commission for alleged fraud and last-minute changes

by Summer Lane

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The state of Wisconsin is taking steps toward establishing election integrity heading into the 2022 midterm elections. According to a report from Just the News, Wisconsin state Rep. Janel Brandtjen (R) hit the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) this summer with a lawsuit over last-minute election changes related to ballot curing.

Brandtjen told the outlet, “The rules for how elections should be carried out should not be changing weeks before the election.”

The lawsuit alleges that the WEC committed election fraud by establishing a precedent allowing clerks to “cure” ballots. The practice of “curing” ballots refers to clerks filling in missing information on the ballots, Just the News reported.

Trump spoke about the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling in August.

Per Just the News, the state Legislature’s Joint Committee on the Review of Administrative Rules (JCRAR) ordered the WEC to decide whether they would continue the current guidance regarding ballot curing guidelines. JCRAR later rejected the commission’s decision to continue the policies, and a suit was then filed in August by the state legislature against the WEC.

This is hardly the first time Wisconsin has drawn national attention over purported confusion related to election processes or ballots. In July, the Republican Party of Langlade County passed a resolution rejecting the results of the 2020 presidential election, citing “substantial fraud in key metropolitan areas” that “significantly affected the results in five key states.”

Furthermore, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled in July that absentee ballot drop boxes were illegal, again casting doubt upon ballots received during the 2020 presidential election. As previously reported by RSBN, President Trump himself stated that the illegality of Wisconsin’s drop boxes meant that he “won the very closely (not actually!) Wisconsin Presidential race because they used these corrupt and scandal-ridden Scam Boxes.”

Just the News also reported that a Wisconsin bipartisan commission voted on Wednesday to ask the state legislature to send $1.3 million to fund the creation of an Elections Inspector General Office.

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