Wisconsin election officials referred 41 electoral fraud cases to prosecutors over 5 years | state
(The Center Square) – The Wisconsin Election Commission released a report this week detailing the 41 electoral fraud cases that local clerks have turned over to local prosecutors in recent years.
âWe want the public to understand that we take these issues seriously,â said Meagan Wolfe, administrator of the Election Commission.
The report covers cases of fraud dating back to 2016.
âThis report shows that, once again, we have voter fraud in Wisconsin,â Brett Healy, president of the MacIver Institute, said in The Center Square. âWhile this partial review revealed dozens if not hundreds of illegal votes, what should really worry any voter – Democrats, Republicans, Conservatives or Liberals – is that it has been going on for some time in Wisconsin.â
The report details more than 41 cases of electoral fraud. The tally in the details of the report is closer to 300 cases, although not all have been referred for charges.
The Election Commission says the cases cover all kinds of fraud, from voting in person and by mail, to voting criminals and people voting in Wisconsin and other states.
Healy said the question was not to what extent voter fraud occurred.
âNo amount of voter fraud is acceptable,â Healy said. âWe cannot and must not minimize electoral fraud. Our politicians, the Wisconsin Election Commission (WEC), local clerks, and every attorney in that state should make voter fraud a priority. “
Wolfe announced that the Election Commission will meet next week to discuss the report and the findings.
âWisconsin election officials and law enforcement are working together proactively to prevent, identify and prosecute suspected cases of voter fraud,â Wolfe said.
She did not say how many cases of electoral fraud resulted in convictions.
Healy said that instead of meeting, the Election Commission should call on lawmakers to change.
âWe need stronger laws. We need the WEC to respect the law and not ignore certain guarantees. We need clerks to actively stamp out fraud, âHealy said. “Voters should read this report and demand that all politicians give it the attention it deserves.”