MADISON, WI.- Democrats have been pushing for mail-in balloting for the November election. Republicans oppose implementing such a program on the national level due to the possibility of voter fraud, and the fact that there is no way to properly track exactly who is voting.
Breitbart News is reporting that there may be another reason for Republicans to oppose such a program. At least 30,000 mail-in votes were tallied AFTER election day in Wisconsin on April 7, according to voting records.
According to the Washington Post, an analysis of voting records from 11 cities in the Badger State showed that more than 10% of the votes cast were mail-in ballots that were counted after election day. The Post reported that in the city of Racine alone, one in 12 mail-in votes were counted after election day.
The analysis said:
“But in the end, tens of thousands of mail ballots that arrived after the April 7 presidential primaries and spring elections were counted by local officials, a review by The Washington Post has found—the unexpected result of last-minute intervention by the U.S. Supreme Court. [emphasis added]
“In Milwaukee and Madison—more than 10 percent of all votes counted, nearly 21,000 ballots, arrived by mail after April 7, according to data provided by local election officials. [emphasis added]
“In all, The Post found that more than 30,000 votes arrived after Election Day in 11 cities where that information is available, more than 10 percent of all votes cast in those cities. In Brookfield, a western suburb of Milwaukee in conservative Waukesha County, the figure was closer to 15 percent. [emphasis added]”
The Post discovered that more than 70% of the votes cast in Milwaukee, Madison, La Crosse and Janesville were mail-in votes, while more than 85% of the votes cast in Brookefield and Waukesha were mail-in votes.
Breitbart noted that the elections held in Wisconsin had significant margins of victory, however President Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election was by less than 23,000 votes.
Meanwhile, the state of Michigan is also looking to replace in-person voting with mail-in voting, according to Breitbart. Part of the problem with that is the state allegedly has thousands of dead people on the state’s voter rolls.
In that case, Breitbart reported, last December the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Detroit over their failure to properly maintain their list of registered voters, alleging that more than 2,500 dead people aged 85 and older were on their voter rolls.
When PILF obtained voter data from Michigan, they found that there were a large number of voters that had either “impossibly old” or “disqualifying young” dates of birth. For example, one voter had stated they were born in the year 1823.
Likewise, PILF said that Detroit’s voter registration rate as of the year 2016 for the citizen voting-age population of the city was at 106 percent—in other words, there were more voters on the voting rolls than those who even lived in the city.
In addition, Detroit had nearly 5,000 registered voters who had been flagged as having potentially registered to vote two or even three times. There were other significant issues as well.
At the time, the chairman of the Michigan Republican Party, Laura Cox, issued a statement, in which she said that the lawsuit showed that there was significant fraud and incompetence occurring in the Motor City.
“When thousands of dead people are registered to vote and there are more people registered than are eligible to vote in the city of Detroit, either someone is trying to commit fraud or there is gross incompetence within the Detroit city clerk’s office.”
That case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
Democrats across the U.S. have been saying that mail-in voting should be a national exercise for the upcoming presidential election due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, Breitbart notes that the data does not seem to back up the Democrat’s “public health justification” for mail-in balloting. As one of the only states to hold primary election balloting during the coronavirus lockdowns, only 52 out of 400,000 confirmed cases in the state contracted the virus after either voting in the primary or working in a polling location. None of those coronavirus cases was fatal.
Out of approximately 413,000 people who participated in the primary, the infection rate is a miniscule- two-hundredths of one percent, or just under that. Breitbart noted that within a few days after Wisconsin’s primary, South Korea held national elections that did not result in any new COVID-19 cases.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, had attempted to postpone the primary. However his order was challenged by Wisconsin’s Republican-controlled legislature. The Wisconsin Supreme Court found for the legislature and the election proceeded as scheduled.
Democrats then tried to delay the counting of mail-in ballots, wanting to extend the deadline. Two lower courts found in favor, however the United States Supreme Court refused to extend the deadline, much to the chagrin of liberals such as Nancy Pelosi. She accused the Supreme Court, who refused the deadline 5-4, of “undermining our Democracy.”
"People should not have to decide whether they can vote or be sick. That's just not a good choice for anyone in a democracy."
…"You have the Supreme Court of the United States undermining our democracy. It's really shameful. Five to four, surprise, surprise."
-Speaker Pelosi pic.twitter.com/OgzH8NJoz2
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) April 7, 2020
“You have the Supreme Court of the United States undermining our democracy,” she told far-left MSNBC reporter Rachel Maddow. “It’s really shameful. Five to four, surprise, surprise.”
Want to make sure you never miss a story from Law Enforcement Today? With so much “stuff” happening in the world on social media, it’s easy for things to get lost.
Make sure you click “following” and then click “see first” so you don’t miss a thing! (See image below.) Thanks for being a part of the LET family!