Reprinted from article by John B. Nevin, UNCOVER October 29, 2021
A press conference by the Racine County Sheriff’s Office accused the government officials in charge of administering Wisconsin’s election laws of breaking those election laws. The Sheriff and his lead investigator said that the state Attorney General’s office has known about the case since March but decided there is “nothing to see here.”
Sheriff Christopher Schmaling and the lead investigator Sergeant Michael Luell answered questions and presented documentation which is hosted for the public in a dropbox folder called ‘Election Integrity.’ That link was posted to Facebook along with the Livestream video of the conference. The documentation includes a complete timeline of the potentially criminal events and a slideshow presentation of the facts of the investigation.
The crimes relate to absentee votes by nursing home residents whose family members say they lacked the cognitive ability to cast them. Sgt. Luell investigated and found 8 such votes at that facility. “It’s already done,” Luell said, “They have committed crime after crime after crime.”
“It doesn’t matter who you vote for or how you voted or what side of the party line you are; this is a problem,” said Schmaling. “This is a law that was broken.”
The Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) had given guidance to loosen requirements on absentee ballots coming from nursing homes during the pandemic. According to the Sheriff’s slideshow presentation, letters sent out by WEC stated, “Municipalities shall not use the Special Voting Deputy process,” a process in place to prevent vulnerable registered voters from having absentee ballots cast in their names without consent.