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Wisconsin Patriots Trying to Fix Mess Created by Liberal Judicial Appointee Regarding the Definition of “Address” – Here’s How You Can Help

(Jefferson Davis provided the following regarding the latest effort in Wisconsin to ensure fair and transparent elections.)

AB1037 to be Voted on This Week for Hopeful Passage Next Week

As promised and thanks to the Republican Leadership in the Assembly, Chairman Krug (R-Nekoosa), Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections, has immediately addressed the early January ruling from the liberal judicial appointee of the Governor’s Office in Dane County Circuit Court that mocked the Legislature and Clerks for their administration of elections involving the definition and understanding of what the word “address” means and can Clerks “cure” absentee ballot certificates that are missing statutory required information from the witness for the elector in order for the ballot to be processed.

Everyone knows that address means a house number on a street in a city within a state that has a zip code for voting privileges.

Rather than let the press/media/democrats define Representative Krug (R-Nekoosa) and what the definition of “address” is and whether or not Clerks can “cure” absentee ballots that are missing statutory required information, Representative Krug (R-Nekoosa) took a leadership role to get out in front of this issue for all electors.

The liberal Dane County Circuit Court Judge ruled in early January, and we quote,

     “The problem at hand could be resolved if the Legislature passed a bill to define “address.”  Instead, it is up to the judiciary to make sense of an undefined word used in a variety of different contexts in a convoluted and poorly written statute.”

Three weeks later, the liberal Dane County Circuit Court Judge ordered the Wisconsin Election Commission (WEC) to immediately issue “guidance” to Clerks how he (the judge) wants the Clerks to interpret what the word “address” means to not include the municipality or zip code and that it’s okay to accept “same” or “ditto” for an “address” if the witness lives with the voter.

The Republican Leadership in the Assembly immediately held a Public Hearing last week for a bill that the liberal Dane County Circuit Court Judge had asked for in his ruling that would clearly define what the word “address” means to resolve the issue with AB1037 (click here – Wisconsin Legislature: Amendment ASA1-AB1037).

The Wisconsin Election Commission Chairman and Staff Members attended the Hearing to testify and received a copy of AB1037 that would define what the word “address” meant, and that Clerks could not “cure” absentee ballot certificates that are missing statutory required information for a witness to the elector.

So many of you have attended and have spoken at many Public Hearings conducted by Republican Leadership over the last 2-3 years that attempt to address the many loopholes that existed in the administration of elections thrusted on our Clerks by WEC and the Courts since and including the 2020 Presidential Election.  Thank you!

Here is one example of a volunteer that spoke in favor of immediately implementing AB1037 and what a difference it makes to lobby the Legislature to protect our Clerks and preserve our constitutional representative republic for all electors

AB1037 defines “address” to clearly and unarguably mean to include the “house or apartment number”, “street name” and “municipality” along with the printed first and last name of the witness on the absentee ballot certificate (see attached Sample – Absentee Certificate Envelope Kenosha).

AB1037 goes on to clearly state that, “…only the voter and or witness can correct a defect on the absentee ballot certificate.”

Rather than wait to see if the Legislature responded to the liberal Dane County Circuit Court Judge’s early January ruling to define what the word “address” meant for witnesses on absentee ballot certificates, the Wisconsin Election Commission (WEC) met on Thursday, February 8th, to issue “guidance” for statewide Clerks on what the word “address” means and if Clerks can “cure” absentee ballot certificates that are missing statutory required information on a 5-1 vote with 2 republican Commissioners joining the 3 democrat Commissioners (click hereClerks must accept absentee ballots with partial addresses (spectrumnews1.com)).

Here are the main takeaways from the WEC Meeting on February 8th regarding “guidance” to Clerks on what “address” and “curing” meant for absentee ballot certificates to satisfy the ruling of the liberal Dane County Circuit Court Judge appointed by the Governor’s Office in 2022:

  • Clerks may accept an absentee ballot certificate if the street number, street name and municipality of the witness is on the certificate.
  • Clerks do not have to see state name or zip code of the witness on the absentee ballot certificate.
  • Clerks could also accept the absentee ballot certificate if it’s missing the municipality or state.
  • Clerks could accept the absentee ballot certificate if the address for the witness is the same as the elector, but no other address information is provided.
  • Clear as mud, right?
  • Oh, it gets better.
  • Clerks could accept the absentee ballot certificate if the witness states that their address is the “same”, “same address”, “same as voter”, “same as above”, “see above”, “ditto”, or by using quotation marks, or an arrow or a line pointing to the other address.
  • It appears that WEC’s “guidance” does not provide for Clerks to add information for the witness on the absentee ballot certificate as they did in 2020.

This is clearly another attempt by democrats, WEC and the Courts to openly defy the Separation of Power Doctrine by blurring the lines of the judicial, executive and legislative entities of State Government created by the Wisconsin Constitution.

This appears to also be deliberately designed to confuse electors and throw the Clerks under the bus when things go sideways during the administration of the elections only to be challenged legally as was done in 2020.

Why is the processing of hundreds of thousands and possibly millions of absentee ballots so critical in the certification of statewide election results in Wisconsin?

Please consider this data for the proper context of what the processing of absentee ballot certificates can mean to the outcome of an election under the guise of what the definition of “address” is for a witness and can Clerks “cure” an absentee ballot certificate:

  • As recent as 2002, only 102,905 electors voted absentee in the State of Wisconsin out of a total of 1,785,710 or about 5.7%.
  • That number exploded to nearly 2 million electors voting absentee in the State of Wisconsin during the 2020 Presidential Election or approximately 60% of the total 3.3 million votes.
  • Of the nearly 2 million electors that voted absentee, only 4,270 absentee ballots were rejected or .002% that were missing statutory required information for absentee ballot certificates from witnesses.
  • WEC ordered Clerks across the State of Wisconsin to “cure” absentee ballot certificates in 2020 that were missing statutory required information that was later rescinded in 2022 when a Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge ruled that “curing” absentee ballot certificates was illegal and that Clerks were not authorized to do so per State Law.
  • The 2020 Presidential Primary in Wisconsin saw around 23,000 absentee ballot certificates rejected for missing statutory required information of witnesses on about 1.12 million ballots or about 2%, which is an acceptable rejection rate across America.
  • The 2022 Governor’s Race saw approximately 763,775 votes cast via absentee out of a total of 2,668,891 ballots or 28.62%.
  • About 71,000 absentee ballots were not returned.
  • The 2022 absentee ballot rejection rate is not yet known.
  • The 2023 Supreme Court Race saw approximately 452,896 absentee ballots out of approximately 1.839 million votes or 24.6%.
  • About 51,000 absentee ballots were not returned.
  • The 2023 absentee ballot rejection rate is not yet known.

Why is this data so important?

Once an absentee ballot is processed and counted, it is impossible to reject it even if election fraud is proven to have affected the outcome of an election.

Wisconsin was supposedly decided by 20,682 votes in 2020 for the Presidential Election.

Based on the many emails and text messages our volunteers across the State of Wisconsin are receiving from the many liberal and progressive non-profit groups, this is one of the many new ways the democrats are trying to compromise the 2024 Presidential Election through the Court System as was attempted in 2020 with injecting hundreds of thousands of absentee ballots to overwhelm the State’s 1,852 Clerks.

The democrats appear to be confident that they will continue to have success in the Courts with friendly Circuit and Appellate Court Judges along with the sympathetic Wisconsin Supreme Court to dictate from the bench how the administration of elections are to be conducted in Wisconsin in spite of what the law states.

This attempt by democrats, WEC and the Courts to possibly compromise the administration of the elections again in 2024 must be stopped to make sure the election results and 10 electoral college votes are ethically and legally certified.

It appears the Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections (ACCE) is poised to pass AB1037 out of Committee this week and schedule it for passage during the Floor Session next week.

The Senate Committee on Shared Revenue, Elections and Consumer Protection (SRECP) has yet to schedule a Hearing on their sister bill SB966 (click here2023 Senate Bill 966 (wisconsin.gov)).

Once SRECP has a Hearing, they do not need to have an Executive Committee to forward SB966 to the Senate Floor Session in February if the Assembly has passed it.

Action Plan…

  • Please immediately contact your State Representative to ask them to support AB1037 when it reaches the Assembly Floor Session next week (click here2023 Wisconsin State Representatives).
  • Please immediately contact the Senate Committee on Shared Revenue, Elections and Consumer Protection (SRECP) to ask them to schedule a Hearing on SB966 as soon as possible (click here2023 Committee on Shared Revenue, Elections and Consumer Protection (wisconsin.gov)).
  • Please immediately contact your State Senator to ask them to support SB966 when it reaches the Senate Floor (click here2023 Wisconsin State Senators).
  • If the democrats, WEC and the Courts continue to flaunt their apparent abuse of blurring the lines of the legislative, executive and judicial branches, then Republicans must minimally consider taking this abuse to whatever necessary Court to enforce laws that are passed for a purpose and meaning for all electors.

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