Yesterday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued two rulings. One, denying the president’s lawsuit, and the other, a slap to the leftist controlled governor who issued an illegal change to the voting requirements.
Basically, that second ruling could lead to over 200,000 votes being disqualified.
However, the real kicker was the Biden elector who brazenly broke the law and lied to the state about her “confinement.”
The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Monday that state and local election officials erred when they gave blanket permission allowing voters to declare themselves homebound and skip voter ID requirements in the 2020 election, potentially opening the door for Republicans to challenge tens of thousands of ballots.
In a case challenging the practice in Dane County, one of Wisconsin’s large urban center around the city of Madison, the state’s highest court ruled only those voters whose “own age, physical illness or infirmity” makes them homebound could declare themselves “indefinitely confined” and avoid complying with a requirement for photo ID.
The mere existence of a COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown orders was not sufficient under Wisconsin law for all persons to skip the voter ID requirements to seek to vote absentee, the justices ruled.
“We conclude that both the contention that electors qualify as indefinitely confined solely as the result of the COVID19 pandemic and the declared public health emergency and the contention that Wis. Stat. § 6.86(2)(a) could be used for those who ‘have trouble presenting a valid ID’ are erroneous because those reasons do not come within the statutory criteria,” the court ruled.
In so doing, the court ruled that local officials like Dane County and Gov. Tony Evers did not have legal authority to exempt all voters to get an absentee ballot without an ID. Evers had issued an executive order earlier this year.
“We conclude that [Evers’] Emergency Order #12 did not render all Wisconsin electors ‘indefinitely confined,’ thereby obviating the requirement of a valid photo identification to obtain an absentee ballot,” the majority ruling concluded.
The court filings indicated nearly 200,000 voters declared themselves permanently confined in the state’s spring primary, a marked rise over prior years, and even more did so in the general election. The ruling opens the door for Republicans to potentially challenge those votes if it can be shown the voters weren’t sick or elderly as required by the law.
One of those invalid votes came from a Biden elector.
One of Joe Biden’s Wisconsin electors falsely claimed she was “indefinitely confined” to her home leading up to Election Day, but pictures on her social media show her out and about campaigning.
Wisconsin Democrat state senator Patricia Schachtner will cast one of her state’s 10 electoral votes for Joe Biden on Monday.
However, Schachtner claimed to the Wisconsin Elections Commission in a signed statement that she was “indefinitely confined” to her home due to Covid and therefore needed a mail-in ballot.
Schachtner posted Facebook photos of her and her husband (who also claimed to be indefinitely confined) outside enjoying themselves.
It’s National Public Lands Day and Hunting & Fishing Day! So Joe and I are going to get out and enjoy all the wonderful natural resources that our state has to offer- I hope you will too!
Schachtner was seen out and about campaigning with treasurer Sarah Godlewski in October.
As we head into the winter months and in the middle of a pandemic, it has never been more critical that we make sure…
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Schachtner and her husband Joseph appear on the Wisconsin Elections Commission list of nearly 250,000 voters who signed a statement on their mail-in ballots that they were indefinitely confined to their homes because of “because of age, physical illness or infirmity” or if they are “disabled for an indefinite period.”
The Wisconsin Elections Commission’s list of indefinitely confined voters obtained by “The Dan O’Donnell Show” includes both Schachtner, a Democrat from Somerset who lost her bid for re-election last month, and her husband.
Senator Schachtner has not yet responded to repeated requests for comment.
Wisconsin Statute 12.13 defines election fraud as making “false statements to the municipal clerk, board of election commissioners, or any other election official whether or not under oath.”
A false statement of indefinite confinement is a false statement to elections officials, and thus could be a Class I felony punishable by 3.5 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000.
Additionally, making “false statements in order to obtain an absentee ballot” is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine “of not more than $1,000, not more than six-months imprisonment or both.”