Washington, D.C. – Restoring Integrity and Trust in Elections (“RITE”) has sued the Wisconsin
Elections Commission (“WEC”) to block its unlawful guidance that allows absentee voters to
change their votes after they are cast. Under WEC guidance, local election officials allow voters
to spoil their ballots if they simply change their mind. Not only is this practice unlawful, it also
creates additional opportunities for fraud and confusion.
RITE is supporting a Wisconsin voter’s effort to block this guidance to promote the fair and equal
treatment of voters across the state.
Derek Lyons, RITE’s President and CEO, issued the following statement:
RITE is working to protect Wisconsinites from unfair and unequal election
procedures. Once a vote is cast, it is cast. Period. WEC is breaking the law and
courting disaster by allowing individuals to retrieve their cast ballots and alter
their votes. The discretion WEC gives to local officials undermines the integrity of
the ballot box and disrupts the uniform and transparent administration of
elections throughout the Badger State.
Here are the links to the complaint and motion for temporary restraining order.
Co-founded in 2022 by National Finance Chairman Steve Wynn, Senior Advisor Karl Rove, and
Chairman of the Board Bobby R. Burchfield, RITE is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization
dedicated to protecting the rule of law in elections. Working with some of the finest lawyers in
the country, RITE supports faithful enforcement of valid, properly enacted and adopted laws and
regulations that promote secure, efficient, and accurate elections throughout the United States.