By M.D. Kittle
MADISON — The city of Racine’s use of its “polling booth on wheels” violates Wisconsin election law, charges a lawsuit filed Thursday by the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty in Racine County Court.
The city rolled out its Zuckerberg-funded mobile voting van in this year’s primary and general elections to conduct in-person absentee voting. Doing so at multiple sites — generally in Democrat-heavy neighborhoods — is in direct violation of the state’s absentee voting laws, the lawsuit alleges.
WILL previously filed a complaint with the Wisconsin Elections Commission on behalf of Racine voter Kenneth Brown requesting WEC require Racine to follow state laws preventing mobile voting sites. The complaint also sought to ensure selected sites don’t offer a partisan advantage. WEC Administrator Meagan Wolfe dismissed the complaint, so the Milwaukee public interest law firm is taking its case to court.