By M.D. Kittle
MADISON — While it doesn’t weigh in on the politics of “Stop the Steal” or the “Big Lie,” a new report on the handling of Wisconsin’s 2020 presidential election does find repeated instances in which the state’s election regulator broke the law.
The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty’s report, “A Review of the 2020 Election”, may lack an attention-grabbing title, but it is an extensive look at where the Wisconsin Elections Commission and local clerks went wrong in administering one of the more controversial presidential elections in U.S. history.
While the review did not find widespread voter fraud, the report does cite myriad examples of ballots cast under manipulation of laws by elections officials.
“Were votes cast in a lawful manner? It is almost certain that in Wisconsin’s 2020 election the number of votes that did not comply with existing legal requirements exceeded Joe Biden’s margin of victory,” the report states. “There is no way around it; the failure to follow the proper procedures for absentee voting is a serious abdication of the responsibility election officials have to follow the law.”