FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Washington, D.C. – For the second time in two months, RITE-supported Plaintiffs have secured a court order invalidating unlawful guidance the Wisconsin Elections Commission (“WEC”) used to administer elections in the Badger State. Last time, WEC was caught authorizing election officials to alter ballot certifications without voter input. This time, WEC was enabling “re-voting” by absentee voters who change their minds after submitting their ballot. As the Plaintiff argued, WEC’s guidance violates the state election code, creates a system of unfair and unequal treatment of voters, and sows the seeds of voter fraud and confusion. The court ordered WEC to immediately rescind its unlawful guidance.
Derek Lyons, RITE’s President and CEO, issued the following statement:
Today’s ruling is another major victory for Wisconsin voters. WEC’s unlawful guidance destroys voter confidence and taints the integrity of Wisconsin’s elections. Once a vote is cast, it is cast. Period. Wisconsinites deserve honest, transparent, and fraud-free elections, and RITE will continue fighting to make that a reality in the Badger State.
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.