Clerks in Wisconsin would be allowed to start processing absentee ballots a day before Election Day, under a bill being considered at the Capitol.
Assembly Elections Committee chair, Representative Scott Krug of Nekoosa said it would help to prevent claims of election fraud. “There’s always been this idea of a ballot dump at the end of the day, right? New ballot showed up, something has to happen, the guy I voted for was leading before I went to bed. I woke up and somebody else had won. What the hell is going on? Something’s wrong. There’s fraud.”
Krug said he believes the bill will be able to get through the Assembly and the Senate and get signed by Governor Tony Evers. He said the bill can safely, accurately, swiftly report results and restore confidence in elections.
Election officials could not start counting the votes early under this proposal, but could perform certain checks to ensure the ballots are ready to be counted on Election Day.