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Wisconsin Republican Party officials claim thousands of first-time voters circumvented the state’s new voter ID requirement by listing themselves as “indefinitely confined.”

Wisconsin state law requires almost everyone voting in person or requesting an absentee ballot to provide a photo ID so an election inspector or poll worker can confirm their identity. But there is a loophole.

As the Washington Examiner reports:

When requesting an absentee ballot, Wisconsin law allows voters to self-certify if they are “indefinitely confined” to their residence because of age, physical illness, or are disabled for an indefinite period of time. Doing so allows them to submit an absentee ballot without having to show any form of photo ID, although they must have a ballot witness sign off.

This year, the number of indefinitely confined voters soared amid the coronavirus pandemic, leaving Republicans saying they are concerned about potential fraud. In 2019, about 72,000 voters said they were indefinitely confined. That number reportedly ballooned to 243,000 this year.

Reported President-elect Joe Biden currently leads President Donald Trump in Wisconsin by 20,599 votes.

Controversy arose in March, when the clerk of Dane County posted on social media that the governor’s lockdown order met the threshold for voters to be indefinably confined. Milwaukee County also issued similar guidance. But the state’s Supreme Court later sided with the GOP and said that the clerk’s “advice was legally incorrect.” Despite that, if a voter listed themselves as indefinitely confined during the primaries, an absentee ballot was automatically sent to them for the general election.

A GOP official told the Washington Examiner on Monday that thousands may have voted without showing a photo ID because of the confusion. The official asserted that Republicans know the system of marking oneself as indefinitely confined has been abused in Wisconsin.

“It was a net loss for us, no question about it,” the official concluded.


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Alley Rat
Alley Rat
15 days ago

Throw the votes out!!!

Peggie Russo-Millard
Peggie Russo-Millard
15 days ago
Reply to  Alley Rat

YES, Throw the VOTES !!!!

Jack Masterson
Jack Masterson
13 days ago
Reply to  Alley Rat

I agree, throw the votes out !!

Miguel Stroe
Miguel Stroe
15 days ago

The demorats knowing they can’t win fairly will lie and cheat to try to grab power with the aid of the mass media and the social network kings!! It is disgusting how debased their leadership has become.

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
15 days ago
Reply to  Miguel Stroe

The election is flawed. The entire country should be allowed to revote

Zod
Zod
14 days ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

AFTER the software used in the voting machines is analysed, and the rest of the corruption is at least minimized to background.

Josephine Lara
Josephine Lara
8 days ago
Reply to  Zod

Software company needs to be checked! Texas refused them 3 times cuz of their BAD reporting issues! I and MANY OTHERS NEED to KNOW how much the pigs and finklesteins husband had invested in the company? I find it hard to believe they were not aware of the issues made against them! AND I WANT to KNOW how many were USED IN THIS FRAUD!

Trackercat
Trackercat
16 hours ago
Reply to  Josephine Lara

What I want to know is what incompetent purchased this equipment without properly testing it it. If Texas found problems these people should have too. Someone needs to resign. Who wasted our money? Look at all the money the taxpayers are having to shell out due to incompetency. Someone needs to be held accountable. Let’s find out and asked that they resign. Not there will be any resignations but it will stimulate awareness. Unless of course like Sidney says the votes were bought by specific candidates to insure their election, and that was the reason this software was purchased.

John Collins
John Collins
2 hours ago
Reply to  Trackercat

Trackercat… It’s not incompetence, it’s election tactics!

BoopyDoo
BoopyDoo
14 days ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

It shouldn’t be allowed to revote. It should be forced to revote. All those Democrats who were afraid to go to the polls were out in the streets celebrating. If they can celebrate they can vote in person.

Freedom Fighter
Freedom Fighter
13 days ago
Reply to  BoopyDoo

Amen!!!

John Collins
John Collins
2 hours ago
Reply to  BoopyDoo

BoopyDoo….. The propaganda by the leftwing lap dog news media, would like us to believe THEY CONTROL THIS ELECTION! Why do you think Fox News waited until this election to show their NEW COLORS, Disney Corp. controlled by George Soros, bought them out a year ago! They want US TO THINK WE DON’T HAVER THE POWER TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT THIS COUP! If they actually thought that they wouldn’t be going to so much trouble to FOOL US INTO GOING ALONG, WOULD THEY? If we all stand up now and make our p opinion known, we can stop this, if we wait we will be UNARMED, UNEMPLOYED, DESPERATE TO FEED OUR FAMILY, ANF D TERRIFIED IOF THE POLITIVAL POLICE,(KGB, GESTAPO, ETC) THAT WILL REPLACE THE REAL POLICE IN THIS COUNTRY, WHEN THEY GET THEM REFUNDED!

Lady Tabor
Lady Tabor
14 days ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

I agree with you. After we have cleaned up the corruption with the software, the mail-in votes, the dead people votes and all remaining corruption, let us revote IN PERSON without absentee OR mail-in ballots. That’s the least sacrifice you and I can make for our country. Thousands of our young men and women have given their lives for our country. The least thing we can do is to drive or walk to our polling station on Election Day, show our ID and vote in person. Let’s REVOTE NOW.

USNVet
USNVet
14 days ago
Reply to  Lady Tabor

Lady Labor,
Agree with you. Except, Absentee Ballots. These ballots are filled out by deployed out of the country military and State Dept personnel. They have earned the right to submit their vote. There are thousands of military and Gov employees working not in their home state within the USA.
Respectfully,
Vietnam & Desert Storm Veteran

Daniel Bolchen
Daniel Bolchen
14 days ago
Reply to  USNVet

They would be absentee requiring ID.

John Collins
John Collins
1 hour ago
Reply to  Daniel Bolchen

Absentee ballots do require proof of citizanship, and that the requester is regestered in that district, as well as why they can’t vote inb person before the ballot is mailed to the voter! NEW THIS ELECTION, is Vote by mail, the state mails EVERYONE a blank ballot, WITHOUT THEM REQUESTING ONE, someone fills them out and mails them back to be counted as legitimate! This is DESIGNED FOR ONE REASON, TO ALLOW, facilitate, VOTER FRAUD. AND MAKE OUR ELECTION SYSTEM A JOKE! A BAD JOKE, COMRADE!!!!!!!!!

Eugene Crocker
Eugene Crocker
11 days ago
Reply to  USNVet

Those military and foreign workers votes, were never thought to have anything wrong with them, if you are implying the government thought that, you are wrong.

Josephine Lara
Josephine Lara
8 days ago
Reply to  Eugene Crocker

Just being sure they are counted! At my age many excuses were made because most military usually vote REP!

markypolo
markypolo
11 days ago
Reply to  USNVet

Do realize that in order to get an “absentee ballot”, a person must first REGISTER to vote, and that REQUIRES an ID.

John Collins
John Collins
1 hour ago
Reply to  markypolo

markypolo………..They also MUST request a absentee ballot in writing stating the reason they can’t vote in person, PROOF of US Citizanship, and registered in that district! VOTE BY MAIL, NEW FOR THIS ELECTION, COUP, EVERYONE IS AUTOMATICALLY MAILED A BALLOT WITHOUT ANY PROOF OF ANYTHING, SOMEONE FILLS OUT AS MANY AS POSSIBLE, AND MAILS THEM BACK IN, TO BE COUNTED AS LEGITIMATE VOTES! If anyone believes that is not voter fraud in action, I have some beach front property for sale, in Sunny Death Valley!

Mike
Mike
11 days ago
Reply to  USNVet

I agree. The military should absolutely vote in any manor needed because pretty much, military votes are secure. Am I correct? But across the country all voting laws should be the same in elections where we are voting for President, VP, Senate, or Congress. Because the fraud in other states renders all of our y votes useless. I would encourage allowing absentee voting but with some mandatory changes across the country. 1) Must be requested by a person who cannot because they are unable to travel as the case with some elderly in a nursing home. 2) No allowance for being out of town (like on a cruise non-sense or you are just to damn lazy). The ballot must be signed by two witnesses. All understanding that lying will land them in jail, period for 1 year. And the absentee ballot is counted separate from other ballots. NO MORE MAIL IN BALLOTS FOR EVERYDAY CITIZENS. Military persons are different.

Mike
Mike
11 days ago
Reply to  Mike

And I forgot. Across the country, US CITIZENS ONLY, WITH A PICTURED GOVERNMENT ID.

Josephine Lara
Josephine Lara
8 days ago
Reply to  Mike

IN CA the newscum, piggy plus DEEMED WE HAD TO VOTE BY MAIL! So very quite here about fraud. Any bets on how many WERE ILLEGAL? WELL, we had truck loads dumped in fields. ballot boxes with no security personnel by any and set on fire, mail opened and dumped in trash bins, AND while chatting with a mail person, He ands so many others were just wanna bees, not real mail folks! BUT had hopes to take the test and pass! SHHHH we are not to share just how BAD the fraud was!

John Collins
John Collins
1 hour ago
Reply to  Josephine Lara

This COUP can still be stopped in the courts, and legislature, BY THE RULE OF LAW, NOT MEN, THAT ARE ABOVE THE LAW! if WE THE PEOPLE, FROM ALL POLITICAL PARTIES DON’T PUBLICITY DEMAND THAT BE DONE NOW! I for one do not think the American people will tolerate a TOTALITARIAN REGIME no matter what they call it! If we don’t do what is right and lawful NOW, while that will work, we will all regret it TOMORROW, AND FOR EVER!

John Collins
John Collins
1 hour ago
Reply to  Mike

Mike…………Well Said! If any American, Democrat, Independent, or Republican, willingly goes along wth this COUP, WE ALL LOSE, BIG TIME AND FOR EVER! Throughout history ALL nations thought, it can’t happen here, not in these modern, enlightened, times! So far, they have ALL BEEN WRONG! I HOPE WE ARE!

Josephine Lara
Josephine Lara
8 days ago
Reply to  USNVet

I agree far too long our Military has been a joke. Plane crashed with ballots is one. Never heard of the plane crash. Ballots sent out to late? Hey weren’t ballots counted in this fraud? The other mail ins had to be in and accepted months before the election! LEGALLY!

John Collins
John Collins
2 hours ago
Reply to  USNVet

USNVet……..We have used ABSENTEE BALLOTS for decades with no serious problem! I agree 100% that everyone, especially people serving OUR GREAT COUNTRY, must be allowed to vote! What we are taking about here is NOT absentee ballots, but VOTE BY MAIL! One of the main differences is, absentee ballots must be REQUESTED, and the reason this person can’t vote in person stated, they must provide proof of citizanship, and be a registered voter, in their district. the ballot is then mailed to the voter, the finished ballot is sealed in an unmarked envelope, witnessed by a notary, then placed in another envelope to be mailed to the polling place. the polling place then must verify the voter is a legitimate voter, from infromation on the outer envelope, before the inner, unmarked envelope can be added to the vote bin to be opened on election day! Vote by mail is, EVERYONE IS MAILED A BALLOT, WITHOUT THEM REQUESTING ONE, SOMEONE FILLS IT OUT, AND MAILS IT BACK IN, AND IT IS COUNTED AS LEGITIMATE A VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These rules very state to state but this is the basic rules. WHY WOULD ANY AMERICAN BE AGAINST LEGITIMATE ELECTIONS? IF WE LOSE THIS PRIVLIDGE WE ALL LOSE, BIG TIME, AND FOR EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mike
Mike
11 days ago
Reply to  Lady Tabor

You are absolutely right. I agree.

Marti
Marti
14 days ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

And in person

AD Roberts
AD Roberts
12 days ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

Not allowed. REQUIRED. And this time use the THUMB IN IRREDECENT INK to make sure that a person can’t vote but once.

Nina
Nina
15 days ago
Reply to  Miguel Stroe

The demonrats and media didn’t know that OUR President was such a fighter! Will not give in to their corruption! Continue to MAGA🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Hank jr
Hank jr
14 days ago
Reply to  Nina

Amen

Barbie2449
Barbie2449
14 days ago
Reply to  Nina

And that is exactly what makes him a great President! Instead of conceding he is getting to the bottom of the corruption. I pray for four more years of this American people loving guy! MAGA

Mike
Mike
11 days ago
Reply to  Nina

Amen, I agree.

Robert Ewing
Robert Ewing
14 days ago
Reply to  Miguel Stroe

All this corruption will just get the Dems one thing: It will get them very dead, and very soon. The war is here.

Motorbandit
Motorbandit
14 days ago
Reply to  Robert Ewing

Amen brothers,let the revolution begin,we patriots must not let this travisty go unchallenged. This is WAR!

Beton
Beton
14 days ago
Reply to  Robert Ewing

I have long felt that anyone who has committed the crime of treason must pay the ultimate price for their crime. It will help encourage young people to have self-discipline and and develop a wholesome sense of accountability.

Freedom Fighter
Freedom Fighter
13 days ago
Reply to  Beton

That is the problem. There hasn’t been ANY accountability for a long time in this country. Crimes, treason, corruption with no accountability when it’s called out. The country used to execute treasonous citizens. What happens now??? Nothing. Maybe a life sentence in prison where they get 3 squares a day, tv, work out room, and just about anything else they want. Time to turn back to the old days!!

Deplorable Jo
Deplorable Jo
11 days ago

You are so right but some of the most treasonists are our elected officials & they grant themselves a ‘pass’. Why, in God’s name, are we allowing members of Congress to make it a lifetime career when it’s blatantly obvious their minds quit working years ago?? The whole system needs an overhaul. Until then we, the people, will be dictated to by (& expected to bow down to), an incompetent government.

Josephine Lara
Josephine Lara
8 days ago

And like the OLD DAYS, all men who turned 18 had to in list into the military for 2 yrs! My brother had to and boy did it help! Also can go to school if not able to in civilian life. Would get these jerks off the streets and learn respect! Bring back that law! If the rats keep at it they may have to fight!

Angie Spellman
Angie Spellman
12 days ago
Reply to  Beton

Self discipline and accountability have surely fallen to the wayside… such a shame parents stopped parenting the very morals and values that once shaped fine men and women. Not all mind you, however way too many

John
John
11 days ago
Reply to  Beton

I agree we need to bring back the hanging laws in our Constitution. This would be a BIG deterrent for these lying demonrats well at least some of them. They have all been committing high crimes against our country for a long time now it is time real justice is served. No more jail time if crimes of treason and being a tyrant are found time to start the hangings. And also punish the main stream media they are why this country has been divided for so long. They are just as corrupt as the demonrat politicians. No more corruption in America We The People wont stand for this any longer. If We have to take back our country from the government then so be it but We are giving them a second chance to get it right and get it done. If no results in the next few days We will be forced to hold our ground and take this country back as it belongs to We The People not the big corrupt government. My Dad fought for this country and I will fight for it too. We will not let these corrupt politicians take our Freedoms and our Rights without a fight. And just for your information We The People will win in the end. You tech guys and corrupt foreign governments note this this is our country and you won’t be taking anything from the American people. If you continue on this path We will be forced to see to it you have the biggest WAR on your hands. As these colors of the RED,WHITE AND BLUE DONT RUN.

Josephine Lara
Josephine Lara
7 days ago
Reply to  John

Please add that NO ONE should be able to BUY ANY OFFICE IN OUR COUNTRY! These filthy rich and companies buy favors that way and should be breaking the law! DONATIONS as they are called MUST HAVE A LIMIT!

Beton
Beton
14 days ago
Reply to  Miguel Stroe

I agree with you 100%.

But, the power grabbers are not democrats. The are dems under the influence of their puppetmaster – Doctor Evi; $oro$.

Barbie2449
Barbie2449
14 days ago
Reply to  Beton

Soros is definitely pulling their strings. Send him packing back to Hungary. He has done enough damage by trying to take down the country that made him rich!

James I corcoran
James I corcoran
1 hour ago
Reply to  Barbie2449

HE IS PERSONA NON GRATA IN HUNGARY…..SEND HIM TO GUANTANAMO

Josephine Lara
Josephine Lara
7 days ago
Reply to  Beton

There are other filthy rich but sorass has the most money and wants to do us harm. The other just want favors their way!

John Mariotti
John Mariotti
15 days ago

Telling us about the abuses doesn’t help much. What can be done? And is it being done? Please report actionable results!

Cathy Floyd
Cathy Floyd
15 days ago
Reply to  John Mariotti

I agree, we are hearing about all of the cheating and fraud, but what is being done to overturn it? Are they going to be allowed to get away with it and destroy the integrity of American elections forever? If this type of cheating is allowed, we will never have another honest and fair election again, just like the rest of the communist countries we will become dictator ruled.

rewindpulaski
rewindpulaski
15 days ago
Reply to  Cathy Floyd

…actually.. hard leftist/marxist ruled.. Biden and Harris are actually just the latest DNC’s ventriloquist dummies.. they will make virtually no decisions and they will follow whatever “the committee” will tell them.. let’s face it folks.. Big Brother, Winston Smith and a 1984 type government is here.. and no one is going to like THAT.. not one bit..

Louisa Swanson
Louisa Swanson
14 days ago
Reply to  rewindpulaski

But that means that in 4 years Trump can run again and THIS time the voters will be BEGGING forgiveness and bring him back by a landslide.
They’ll see in time that all this wasn;t worth it!

Pat Burdette
Pat Burdette
14 days ago
Reply to  Louisa Swanson

No, sorry. At my age, I can’t deal with 4 more years of a Obama/Biden type recession.

Mr. Holliday
Mr. Holliday
14 days ago
Reply to  Louisa Swanson

And the democrats will have taken this country back to a point that President Trump may not be able to help us recover from. Make no mistake, the country will be worse off than when President Trump got first elected. Do we really want to watch everything that’s been accomplished in the last 4 years destroyed or turned upside down.Fight Now!!!

Freedom Fighter
Freedom Fighter
13 days ago
Reply to  Mr. Holliday

Yes!!! How? Get on the phones, call your state Senators and Congressmen and women. Raise hell until something is done. Get out and protest!!! We have been inundated by protests since President Trump was elected and it’s time to give them a big taste of their own medicine. If Republicans just sit back and accept this fiasco as rule of law then we will get what we deserve!

USNVet
USNVet
14 days ago
Reply to  Louisa Swanson

The voters have spoken this time. The demonRat corruption canceled theirs and your vote. The correction must be now I or it will be never. The marxist demonRat’s will see to that with no citizen recourse.

john vieira
john vieira
14 days ago
Reply to  Louisa Swanson

Get real….in four years at the rate they have been going , aided and abetted by the Main sewer Stream fake Media ( who has been attacking the population (of the world) psychologically on behalf of the Wuhan people ) and the gestapo censors in social media, a snowball would have a better chance in hell than ANYONE outside of the Demoncrapicshariarino party to “run” for president…If this is NOT addressed NOW the game IS over….

Lt. Rob Polans Spec. & Intelligence Ret.
Lt. Rob Polans Spec. & Intelligence Ret.
15 days ago
Reply to  Cathy Floyd

Haven’t you heard? The legitimate ballots have a certain watermark. Others, which happen to be Biden’s do not this is a psyop the DHS has been running to lure the deep state into the light and it is working. Do you know who was on George Bush’s legal team? Bret Kavanaugh and Amy Barret. Tell you anything?

Louisa Swanson
Louisa Swanson
14 days ago

Which George Bush?

Dennis Recker
Dennis Recker
14 days ago
Reply to  Cathy Floyd

Write your State Representative and ask him to select someone as an elector to the Electoral College who will vote for President Trump when the Electoral College meets to vote. This will correct the election which has been filled with fraudulent voting and vote counting procedures.

Barbie2449
Barbie2449
14 days ago
Reply to  Cathy Floyd

I’m beginning to believe there are two sets of rules. One for the politicians who never get punished for their crimes and the Citizens of America who would be charged with treason! We need new rules. And I bet if Biden is declared the “winner” all of a sudden, Hunter’s crimes go away. Hang in there President Trump!