Voters group returns to court

A conservative voting rights group with Kewaunee County ties hopes it can get a date with the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The Wisconsin Voter Alliance is calling for the high court to prevent the certification of the fall election and let the Wisconsin Legislature decide who gets the state’s ten Electoral College votes. They say it is necessary because clerks in some counties allegedly accepted absentee ballots without the proper signatures, did not have an accompanying application, or identified as indefinitely confined when they may have not been. Wisconsin Voter Alliance President and Kewaunee County Republican Party Chairperson Ron Heuer says thousands of ballots could be considered fraudulent. With a team of over 150 people, Heuer says they have proof that approximately 6,900 voters casting a ballot may have done so as non-residents and 96,000 were found to be not indefinitely confined as they indicated on their ballot. Heuer says the viability and the integrity of the election system is something that should be a concern of every voter.

Heuer says if things were reversed, Democratic-leaning groups might be leading the charge but their work would still be relevant.

Heuer hopes their work will also help keep private money out of government-run elections, referring to the group’s earlier lawsuit against municipalities like Green Bay and Madison for accepting grant funding from the Mark Zuckerberg-backed Center for Technology and Civic Life. That lawsuit was thrown out in October.  You can listen to our full interview with Heuer on our podcast page.


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