By M.D. Kittle
MADISON — There could be thousands of court-ordered incompetent individuals on Wisconsin’s voter rolls because the Wisconsin Elections Commission refuses to remove them, says an attorney for an elections integrity watchdog.
Erick Kaardal, special counsel for the Thomas More Society, told a recent hearing of the Assembly Campaigns and Elections Committee that investigators suspect as many as 20,000 people may be ineligible to vote because of incompetency orders but remain active on the WisVote database. He said WEC has thus far removed only 800 to 1,000 of those individuals declared by courts incompetent.
The Thomas More Society and the Wisconsin Voter Alliance want WEC to remove all court-ordered incompetent individuals from the voter rolls.