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Wisconsin judge rules dropboxes are illegal


Just The NewsA Wisconsin judge has ruled that the absentee ballot drop boxes widely deployed during the 2020 election are not allowed under state law, a decision that could dramatically impact voting ahead of the swing state's midterm elections.

Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Michael Bohren ordered on Thursday the Wisconsin Elections Commission to retract its instructions to election officials on how to use drop boxes. Bohren declared that the WEC had overstepped its authority in issuing the guidance in the first place.

Bohren called the WEC's guidance a "major policy decision that alter[s] how our absentee ballot process operates," that was significant enough that it should have required approval by the Legislature.

It took over a year for a judge to admit that this was illegal.

This entry was published Sat Jan 15 23:22:42 CST 2022 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2022-01-15 23:22:42.0. [Tweet]

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