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Spotlight: A win for election integrity

By M.D. Kittle

MADISON — Election integrity got a much-needed victory on Friday, when the Wisconsin Supreme Court delivered a 4-3 ruling finding the use of unstaffed absentee ballot drop boxes illegal.

The drop boxes, widely used in Wisconsin’s contentious 2020 presidential election, raised questions and concerns about the integrity of a flood of mail-in and dropped-off ballots amid a pandemic. They also were clearly a violation of state law, according to the majority opinion written by Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley.

“Only the legislature may permit absentee voting via ballot drop boxes. WEC (Wisconsin Election Commission) cannot,” she wrote. “Ballot drop boxes appear nowhere in the detailed statutory system for absentee voting. WEC’s authorization of ballot drop boxes was unlawful…”

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