Wisconsin judge rules absentee ballot drop boxes illegal in the state


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WAUKESHA COUNTY, WI- Late last week, a Wisconsin judge ruled that absentee ballot drop boxes used in the 2020 election are unlawful in the state, Breitbart News reports.

Under the order, Waukesha County Judge Michael Bohren ordered the Wisconsin Election Commission to resend guidelines on how election officials are to use widespread drop boxes. It is expected the ruling will be appealed.

Drop boxes were widely used in the 2020 general elections as a response to the coronavirus pandemic, however Democrats, desperate for anything which makes ballot fraud easier, are pushing to make such drop boxes a permanent part of elections moving forward.

In the case of Wisconsin, the original instructions were issued in March 2020. The drop boxes are widely credited with “getting out the vote” in 2020. Republicans have criticized the continued use of such drop boxes due to their susceptibility to fraud.

According to Bohren, the “bipartisan” commission exceeded its authority and should not have unilaterally issued drop box guidance to election officials without going through the typical rulemaking process.


“State statutes do not address the use of ballot drop boxes, though the state elections commission issued guidance in early 2020 to allow election clerks to make use of them,” the Wisconsin State Journal reported.

In 2020, after then-President Trump filed a lawsuit against Wisconsin’s election results, the three conservative justices on the seven-judge panel wrote in Trump v. Biden that tens of thousands of ballots were cast in violation of Wisconsin election laws, including via the use of drop boxes.

However, in a 4-3 vote, the liberal-led majority ruled on Dec. 14, 2020 that it was too late for the court to rule on the merits of those legal claims, and the opinion of the conservative judges became a dissent opinion, Breitbart said.

What the Wisconsin high court basically ruled was that voters were allowed, based on the election commission’s rules, to register for an absentee ballot without presenting an ID, while claiming a status of “indefinitely confined” due to the pandemic.

That status could only be used (allegedly) if the voter were sick or disabled. However an estimated 250,000 people voted absentee without voter ID, claiming what was supposed to be a “rare” status due to “age, physical illness or infirmity or are disabled for an indefinite period.”

WisPolitcs.com said the clerk’s office accepted some 653,236 in-person ballots, while 1.3 million were cast absentee. There was no record of how many ballots were accepted through drop boxes.

Bohren’s ruling came as a victory for the Wisconsin Institute of Law and Liberty (WILL), a conservative group that challenged the guidance issued by the elections commission which encouraged the use of drop boxes for the election, The Blaze reported.

“The guidance from the Wisconsin Elections Commission on absentee ballot drop boxes was unlawful. There are just two legal methods to cast an absentee ballot in Wisconsin: through the mail or in-person at a clerk’s office. And voters must return their own ballots.

We are pleased the court made this clear, providing Wisconsin voters with certainty for forthcoming elections,” WILL deputy counsel Luke Berg said.

Meanwhile Scott Thompson, an attorney representing Disability Rights Wisconsin and the League of Women Voters, two groups that support the guidance, said:

“I’m sure the court is aware we are about 30 days from the upcoming spring election, and the purpose of this is to avoiding [sic] confusion among the electorate as they go to cast ballots.”

In Wisconsin in a hotly contested election, Biden only defeated President Trump by just under 21,000 votes.

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Prior to the 2020 election, then-President Trump warned of the possibility of fraud utilizing mail-in ballots, which we reported on at the time. Let’s take a look at a blast from the past:


WASHINGTON D.C.– Since Democrats began pushing for mail-in voting, in the wake of the Coronavirus, President Trump has been very outspoken on its validity, and reliability. 

Now, in a press conference on Sunday, September 27th, The President laid out evidence of mail-in voter fraud for reporters at the White House.

President Trump said:

“We are gravely concerned about the Democrat assault on election integrity,” 

According to Breitbart, The President cited the following stories, questioning the integrity and stability of the mail-in voting process:

  1. In Brooklyn, 25 percent of mail-in ballots were ruled invalid during the June Democrat primary.
  2. In a New Jersey special election, nearly 20 percent of the ballots were thrown out, and four people are being prosecuted for fraud.
  3. In a Florida primary, more than 35,000 mail-in ballots were rejected, and over 100,000 ballots were rejected in California.
  4. In Pennsylvania’s primary, half of the counties were still counting ballots a week after the election.
  5. The story of discarded military ballots discovered in Pennsylvania, many of them were cast for Trump.
  6. Reports in Wisconsin of three trays of mail containing absentee ballots were found in a ditch.
  7. In North Carolina, voters reported receiving two ballots in the mail.

In addition, Trump then rehashed the inexcusable incident that took place with the results of the 2020 Democrat Iowa caucuses.

On the incident, Trump said:

“They still don’t really know who the winner is,”

He continued:

“I think they called somebody eventually but it was many, many, weeks later.”

The president went on to question whether Democrats should be interfering with how elections were being held in other states.

He said:

“They can’t run a simple caucus, yet now they’re trying to dramatically write election laws nationwide just weeks before an election,” 

President Trump still maintains that Americans should be allowed to vote in person on November 3rd, to eliminate as much “fraud” as possible.  

Trump said:

“There is no justification for these extreme changes to the election law,”

This upcoming election is going to be an intense one, with everyone sitting on the edge of their seats to see who will be elected, and the fall out that will ensue after on either side. Every single vote is imperative, and must be accounted for. With all of the evidence President Trump had provided of mail-fraud, it does not seem like the most reliable voting option. 

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Law Enforcement Today brought you a story in August of a whistleblower who laid out how easy it is to commit mail fraud. 

NEW YORK- Make no mistake about it…the reason Democrats are pushing mail-in ballots so hard is that they want to create chaos on November 3.

It is a win-win for them if you think about it. If President Trump wins, the Democrats can claim he suppressed the vote.

If President Trump loses and questions the process, which he might if it is close, the Democrats can claim he’s “refusing to accept the will of the American people.”

See how that works?

Democrats claim that there is no possibility of voter fraud with mail-in ballots. However, a report in the New York Post offers a cautionary tale about the widespread use of mail-in ballots, with a Democratic operative saying that voter fraud is no myth, in particular concerning mail-in ballots.

How does he know? Because he’s done it…frequently.

The source, who would only speak to the Post on condition of anonymity for fear of prosecution, said that voter fraud is “more the rule than the exception,” the Post said.

In this case, the man worked on municipal and federal elections in New Jersey, including in Paterson, Atlantic City, Camden, and others. He has meddled in local legislative races, mayoral contests, and congressional contests across the state.

The Post said that according to records they reviewed, those who benefited from his interference include some of the “biggest names and highest office holders” in the state.

The insider noted that, “An election that is swayed by 500 votes, 1,000 votes—it can make a difference. It could be enough to flip states.”

Think about it…1,000 votes could be the difference in a congressional race, and with only a handful of seats needed to flip the House from Democrat back to Republican control, the stakes have never been higher.

If four Senate seats change hands from Republican to Democrat, they gain control of the Senate. While it has been said this is the most important election of our lifetimes on a presidential scale, the stakes are also high in the under ticket.

The whistleblower told the Post that he personally changed ballots himself over the years, but actually led teams of individuals and had personally mentored at least 20 people in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

His identity, rap sheet and history working as a consultant to numerous campaigns was confirmed by the paper.

He told the Post that he worked on every type of political race in New Jersey—from city council up to the United States Senate—and that the “smaller the race the easier it is to do.”

The whistleblower said that he is a Bernie Sanders supporter and doesn’t care who wins the presidential race, however he believed he needed to come forward in order to address what he said are significant problems with mail-in ballots.

“This is a real thing,” he lamented, saying that there will be a “fucking war coming November 3rd over this stuff.”

He said that the problem is easily fixable if they “knew how the sausage is made.”

According to the Post, 84,000 voters in New York had their ballots invalidated for the June 23 Democratic presidential primary due to their being improperly filled out.

While claiming that mail-in voting can be complicated, the whistleblower said that for people who possessed the proper acumen, the process is easy to figure out and easy to rig.

He noted that in the case  of New Jersey, a blank mail-in ballot is delivered to a registered voter in a large envelope, with a return envelope inside, a “certificate of mail-in voter” that must be signed by the voter, and then the ballot itself.

This was when the person looking to rig the ballot goes to work.

He said that ballots have no security features such as stamps or watermarks, which makes them easy to counterfeit. Simply run the ballot “through the copy machine and it comes out the same way,” he said.

The return envelopes presented a larger problem, since they are “more secure than the ballot. “You could never recreate the envelope,” he said.

The solution? Get them from real voters.

This is where ballot harvesting comes in, or at least a version of it. In this case, the operative would send people out going door-to-door, talking voters to let them mail completed ballots as a “public service.”

Then, it was just a matter of taking the sealed envelopes and holding them over steam to loosen the glue. The legitimate ballot would then be removed, and the counterfeit ballot placed inside.

Time taken? “Five minutes per ballot tops,” he said.

The fake ballots weren’t all placed in just a limited number of public mailboxes but were placed in various mailboxes around town.

This was done in order to avoid a similar situation that happened in Paterson, N.J. in a city council race this year, where 900 ballots were placed in only three mailboxes.

He said in that case, the fraudsters made the mistake by not spreading them around the city, saying if they had done so, “nothing would have happened.”

So, in the case of this year’s election, the postal union has endorsed Joe Biden in the presidential election. Clearly post-office employees would not possibly interfere in an election, would they?


According to our whistleblower, postal employees are sometimes in on the scam as well.

“You have a postman who is a rabid anti-Trump guy and he’s working in Bedminster or some Republican stronghold…He can take those [filled-out] ballots, and knowing 95% are going to a Republican he can just throw those in the garbage.”

He noted that in some cases, he actually had mail carriers as part of his “work crew,” and would grab ballots from the mail and send them over to the operative.

The Post said that in 2017 more than 500 mail-in ballots in New York City never made it to the Board of Elections for elections that November. This led to hundreds of people not having the ability to vote. It took months for the ballots to be found, finally being discovered in April 2018.

Where were they found? They were apparently “put off to the side at the Brooklyn processing facility,” according to city elections supervisor Michael Ryan.

The whistleblower also identified nursing homes and assisted living facilities as good marks for voter fraud as well, where people will “help” elderly voters fill out their absentee ballots.

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“There are nursing homes where the nurse is actually a paid operative. And they go room by room by room to these old people who still want them to fell like they’re relevant,” he told the Post. “[They] literally fill it out for them.”

This very thing is exactly what occurred in 2007, where former Jersey City Mayor Gerald McCann had allegedly tricked so-called “incompetent…and ill” residents of nursing homes into voting for him. While McCann denied it, he did admit to “helping” some nursing home residents with absentee ballot applications.

Democrats also say that requiring voter ID is “racist.” You need an ID to cash a check, sometimes to use a credit card, to buy a bottle of vodka, and lottery tickets.

Requiring an ID to participate in our republic however is racist. Why do you think Democrats oppose it? Because lack of voter ID leads to fraud.

The whistleblower said that so-called operatives would be sent out to vote at polling stations, in states such as New Jersey and New York which do not require voter ID. Some other states also do not require ID in some limited ways, such as Pennsylvania.

Public information is generally available to be able to determine people who routinely fail to vote in either presidential or municipal elections. Those were the people who were targeted.

Hoaxsters would be dispatched around the city after receiving index cards with that person’s name and district and you go around the city and say, “You’re going to be him, you’re going to be him,” the insider said.

Once at the polling place, all the fake voter had to do was sign in, “get in line and…vote.” In cases where someone had already voted, the fake voter would claim a “mistake” and leave. 

What about the homeless? The whistleblower said that homeless shelters were a good source of “buyable” voters.

“They get to register where they live in and they go to the polls and vote,” he said. He noted that when he ran for mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg had spent what amounted to $174 per vote. The tipster told the Post that he could have delivered the same result at a 70 percent discount.

He told the story of Frank “Pupie” Raia, a real estate developer had been convicted on federal charges of paying low-income residents $50 each to vote how he wanted in a 2013 municipal election.

He explained that regarding mail-in ballots, usually operatives from each party count ballots at a local board of elections and decide which ballots are properly completed and which are not and must be discarded due to irregularities.

The whistleblower said that in his case, any ballots that were “submitted by him or his operation would come with a bent corner along the voter certificate—which contains the voter signature—so Democratic Board of Election counters would know the fix was in and not to object.”

He continued, “It doesn’t stay bent, but you can tell it’s been bent. Until the [certificate] is approved, the ballot doesn’t matter. They don’t get to see the ballot unless they approve the [certificate,]” he told the Post.

“I invented bending corners,” he bragged while saying that once the fixe ballots were mixed in with the normal ones, the fix was in. “Once a ballot is opened, it’s an anonymous ballot.”

Federal law would seem to act as a deterrent to voter fraud, with sentences of up to five years in prison possible. However, people who have been arrested and convicted of voter fraud have experienced far less punishment, the Post said.

Sentencing has been erratic, the Post said. In a case in Texas in 2018, a woman there was sentenced to five years in prison, while in Arizona, a man who was arrested for voting twice in the same election via mail was given only three years’ probation.

The conservative Heritage Foundation conducted a study in which they found more than 1,000 documented incidents of voter fraud in the United States, a vast majority having occurred over the past 20 years.

“There is nothing new about these techniques,” said Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at Heritage. He manages their election law reform initiative.

“Everything he’s talking about is perfectly possible.”

The Post reached out to the NYC Board of Elections, however they declined to answer the paper’s questions on ballot security.

Now you know why Democrats want mail in voting. Chaos benefits them. For Republicans it’s tails you win, heads I lose. A no win proposition.


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