Last Updated on November 28, 2020
With the vote certification process engaged, a new lawsuit is threatening to throw a wrench into the process; seeking to block certification, claiming that all ballots cast through drop boxes – an accommodation enacted to safeguard against COVID – are illegally cast ballots.
A newly filed lawsuit in the Wisconsin Supreme Court is seeking to block the State of Wisconsin from certifying the November 3, 2020, General Election results. The lawsuit argues that all ballots cast via drop boxes are illegal because the establishment of the boxes themselves was illegal, thus creating a dilution of legal votes cast.
The lawsuit asks the Wisconsin Supreme Court to discard the illegal drop-box ballots, and, if said ballots cannot be identified for rejection, that the state legislature should take charge of the seating process for presidential electors to the Electoral College.
“We have identified over 150,000 potentially fraudulent ballots in Wisconsin”
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) November 25, 2020
The lawsuit, filed on November 27, 2020, was done so on behalf of Wisconsin voter Dean Mueller. It argues that the Plaintiff’s right to a “safe, free, secure and transparent presidential election” was violated “in that his vote has been diluted by the counting of thousands of illegal votes placed in illegal ballot drop boxes across the State of Wisconsin.”
The lawsuit states that over 500 ballot drop boxes were illegally installed in 72 counties throughout the state in violation of the law. The complaint goes on to state that the Wisconsin Elections Commission did not have the authority, under Wisconsin election law, to establish or approve their use.
The commission’s establishment, approval of, and endorsement of the drop boxes use, the lawsuit states, amounted to unilaterally enacting a new elections law. The US Constitution – along with a reiteration of the provision in the 2000 Bush v. Gore decision – accords such power exclusively to Congress or state legislatures.