The Wisconsin Supreme Court issued two separate rulings on Dec. 14 in the case filed by President Trump, one could favor the president’s claims that many of these mail-in ballots were cast illegally.
In his lawsuit filed in early December, President Trump sought to invalidate some 220,000 absentee ballots from people who voted under the “indefinitely confined” status, that is, people who allegedly had a disability that allowed them to cast their absentee ballots without verification of their identity, which is highly susceptible to fraud.
Although in one of the rulings the Wisconsin Supreme Court rejected Trump’s request to directly invalidate all of these votes, in the second ruling, the judges felt that it was a mistake on the part of the electoral authorities to send the ballots by mail using the excuse of the CCP Virus.
Under Wisconsin law, a voter can receive a mail-in ballot and circumvent Wisconsin’s voter identification law if the voter, by his or her own determination, concludes that he or she is “confined” by reason of age, physical illness or infirmity, the report explains.
However, the alarm was raised because according to a previous report, the number of people “indefinitely confined” rose from 72,000 to 234,000 from the 2016 election to the 2020 election, indicating that many of these votes could be fraudulent since they did not go through a signature or identity verification.
The court said that the Wisconsin government’s interpretation of indefinitely confined was wrong. “A county clerk cannot declare that a voter is indefinitely confined due to a pandemic,” the court ruled. “The presence of a communicable disease such as COVID-19, by itself, does not entitle all Wisconsin voters to an absentee ballot.”
In addition, the court said that lockdown measures are also not a requirement of Wisconsin law to allow a voter to claim “indefinitely confined” status.
However, the ruling does not appear to be final as to what actions will ultimately be taken, as the ruling states that a decision must be made in each individual case before a vote is invalidated.