MADISON, WI – The list of places that are reporting major issues with the ballot collection, acceptance, and tabulation in last week’s election are continuing to pile up. The latest is coming from a state where the separation between Biden and the President is only 0.7%.
Wisconsin law requires that an absentee ballot must have a witness signature, along with the witness’s address. If those items are not present, the ballot must be rejected. In that event, it is supposed to be returned to the voter for correction.
Administrative changes in Wisconsin election put tens of thousands of votes in question | Just The News https://t.co/BqwD8TmKvs
— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) November 8, 2020
Allegations are now circulating that the state’s election commission instructed poll workers illegally to enter those addresses themselves. They also reportedly forged missing signatures. If these allegations are proven true, those ballots are invalid.
“The statute is very, very clear,” said retired Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman. “If an absentee ballot does not have a witness address on it, it’s not valid. That ballot is not valid.”
So, what would it mean if these ballots wind up being invalidated? Much of that would depend on how often it happened. With 100% of the precincts counted and reported, the separation between President Trump and the state’s projected winner, Joe Biden, is only 20,540 votes.
Could there be enough rejected ballots to impact that projection during a recount?
Breitbart pointed to a report from the Dan O’Donnell Show that the Wisconsin Election Commission sent uniform instructions to voters with their mail-in ballots. In those instructions, they told voters, “your witness must sign and provide their full address (street number, street name, city) in the Certification of Witness section” and warned “if any of the required information above is missing, your ballot will not be counted.
However, O’Donnell reported that the WEC sent additional instructions to clerks across the state, dated October 19, 2020. In the memo, there was a section titled “Absentee Voter Errors or Ballot Damage After the Spoiling Deadline. ”
The second paragraph of that section, on page three, clearly stated:
“On Election Day, if a voter needs to correct information on the absentee certificate envelope, they and/or their original witness, depending on what the error is, must appear at the polling place or central count.
“This would be due to missing voter information, missing voter signature, or missing witness signature. The witness can appear without the voter to add their signature or address.
“Please note that the clerk should attempt to resolve any missing witness address information prior to Election Day if possible, and this can be done through reliable information (personal knowledge, voter registration information, through a phone call with the voter or witness).
“The witness does not need to appear to add a missing address.”
Breitbart reported that the WEC knew that this might be a questionable action as the commission instructed the clerks to write in missing information using red ink, making them easier to identify during a recount or audit.
Justice Gableman weighed in deeper:
“In defiance of and direct contradiction to the statute, the Wisconsin Elections Commission gave guidance–that is, cover–to all 72 county clerks and turned the statute on his head.
“They said, ‘Gee, we know the law says an absentee ballot without the witness address is not valid, but county clerk, you have a duty to go ahead and look up on your own the witness’ address if there’s no address on the absentee ballot.'”
O’Donnell also detailed:
“The Republican Party of Wisconsin estimates that thousands of witness addresses may have been changed, thus invalidating the ballots on which they appeared.
“The statutory remedy for this is to subtract a commensurate number of votes for the candidates for whom those ballots were cast, meaning that vote totals may substantially change.
“President Trump’s campaign is investigating the scale to which clerks and election workers were altering ballots as well as several other incidents that it has termed ‘irregularities.’ President Trump has also publicly called for a recount of Wisconsin’s vote.”
The Trump campaign has been filing suits challenging many of those irregularities in most of the “battleground” states, such as Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona, and Nevada.
Additionally, there are allegations the WEC was exempting close to 200,000 citizens from adhering to the voter ID laws by allowing them to claim they were indefinitely confined due to COVID-19, and that they failed to purge 130,000 names from outdated voter rolls as Wisconsin law requires.
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President Trump: Joe Biden ‘has not been certified as the winner’ of anything, ‘election is far from over’
November 8, 2020
WASHINGTON D.C. – After 5 days of continued ballot counting, multiple media outlets declared that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris had done enough to surpass the needed 270 mark in the electoral college vote count.
Some of us actually sat through the “acceptance speech” that was aired with Kamala Harris, Joe Biden and special guest Hunter Biden. He used all the buzzwords you would expect like, “unity”, “all Americans”, and “together” as he accepted the status of president-elect.
But the sitting President had a message for the man that the media declared winner:
Biden hasn’t won anything yet. Legal votes determine who is the President, not the news media.
Ok, that was a paraphrase.
Here is what he actually said in a statement issued earlier Saturday.
“The simple fact is that this election is far from over.
Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor.”
Those are, in fact, true statements.
The states do not certify the election results until somewhere between November 18th and December 12th. Biden’s state of Delaware scheduled its certification for November 5th, but has not yet done so.
According to the Trump campaign, the results of this election are not conclusive. The President and his team believe they have a solid legal case to present to the courts in an attempt to invalidate thousands of ballots they believe were fraudulently counted.
“We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely pose as a winner, and why his media allies are trying so hard to help him: they don’t want the truth to be exposed,” the President stated.
Statement from President Trump:
"this election is far from over. Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges" pic.twitter.com/GTnqhxYizy
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) November 7, 2020
The campaign has filed suits in Pennsylvania, Nevada, Georgia, and Michigan. The President indicated that interesting things were going to start happening on Monday.
Among the actions that the campaign is seeking to enlist the court’s assistance with include: ballots accepted and counted that were received after the deadline, refusal to allow poll watchers in to witness the counting process, poll workers allegedly filling out multiple ballots in the counting rooms, ballots accepted from unregistered voters, ballots accepted from dead people, workers being instructed to backdate ballots to make sure they “arrived” before the deadline, and numerous others.
Keep in mind, that the Trump campaign is seeking to substantiate these claims.
There is plenty of video and photos circulating on social media, if you can find it before Big Tech sensors and deletes it.
One of the big items is a whistleblower from the United States Postal Service in Pennsylvania that claims to have been instructed to back-date all ballots dropped off at the post office AFTER the official state deadline.
BREAKING: Here is the signed affidavit from Erie, Pennsylvania @USPS Whistleblower Richard Hopkins that is now in the hands of Sen. Lindsey Graham and the Senate Judiciary Committee. #ExposeUSPS pic.twitter.com/mi993k9CAJ
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) November 8, 2020
That whistleblower, Richard Hopkins, stated in the affidavit:
“Although, as I understand Pennsylvania law, ballots must be postmarked by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, November 3, 2020 in Pennsylvania, Postmaster Rob Weisenbach directed my co-workers and I to pick up ballots after Election Day and provide them to him.
As discussed more fully below, I heard Weisenbach tell a supervisor at my office that Weisenbach was back-dating the postmarks on the ballots to make it appear as though the ballots had been collected on November 3, 2020 despite them being collected on November 4th and possibly later.”
Hopkins also stated that a member of the postal workers union approached him and brought up “old allegations…which have long been resolved.”
“I refuse to be silenced, so I decided to reveal my identity and have pledged to testify regarding what I heard and what I was ordered to do,” he said.
What every American should agree on, regardless of party affiliation, is that we need to have a fair election with no questions surrounding the integrity of the election, its commission and the results.
If any of that is in question, we should all want to see that resolved and the integrity of the election and the results restored, independent of who gets elected.
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