By M.D. Kittle
MADISON — Racine’s “polling booth on wheels” has gotten a lot of mileage since the liberal voting activist group funded by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg dropped a generous “safe election” grant on the city in 2020. The mobile voting unit was designed to cruise on into certain areas of the city and serve as a remote site for early “in-person” voting.
Now the ice cream truck-looking vehicle is at the center of an elections integrity action filed by the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty.
The Milwaukee-based civil rights law firm in its complaint alleges the city’s use of mobile voting sites throughout the community violates state law governing alternate absentee ballot sites. The complaint, filed with the Wisconsin Elections Commission Wednesday on behalf of Racine voter Kenneth Brown, urges WEC to direct Racine to comply with state laws that prevent mobile voting sites and ensure the sites selected do not offer a partisan advantage.