There are claims that county clerks instructed workers to fill in the addresses on ballots in Wisconsin. The clerks are blameless. They were merely a directive from the Wisconsin Election Commission. (WEC)Ballots that do not have the address of the witness are supposed to be tossed. Biden maintains a lead of about 20,000, so there is probably no way they altered that many.
But if it reduces the lead, and these and other votes get tossed, it is possible it could make a big difference.
President Trump beat Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin in 2016.
The real change could come from an investigation into 1000,000 ballots that were entered in the middle of the night.
According to some sources, not a single vote was for Trump. Allegedly, the same thing happened in Michigan the very same night.
Wisconsin Statute 6.86 provides that an absentee ballot must be signed by a witness, who is also required to list his or her address. If a witness address is not listed, then the ballot is considered invalid and must be returned to the voter to have the witness correct.
The WEC sent uniform instructions to voters with their mail-in ballots that informed them that “your witness must sign and provide their full address (street number, street name, city) in the Certification of Witness section” and warned that “if any of the required information above is missing, your ballot will not be counted.”
However, on October 19th, the WEC sent instructions to clerks that they can simply fill in the witness address themselves so that the ballot would not be invalidated.
The instructions from the WEC were illegal because it violates Wisconsin Statute 6.86 . I cannot say that they did this to help Joe Biden or they just wanted to get the counts out to the public. But either way they violated the law if this report is true.
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman said:
“In defiance of and direct contradiction to the statute, the Wisconsin Elections Commission gave guidance–that is, cover–to all 72 county clerks and turned the statute on his head. They said, ‘Gee, we know the law says an absentee ballot without the witness address is not valid, but county clerk, you have a duty to go ahead and look upon your own the witness’ address if there’s no address on the absentee ballot.”
Unfortunately, a Presidency under Joe Biden, unless it gets overturned, guarantees that no one will ever have to pay the price for interfering with an election.