Five Wisconsin cities face lawsuits over unmanned voting drop boxes

The cases come after the Wisconsin Elections Commission declined to investigate the cities over use of drop boxes

Updated: May 26, 2022 - 11:24pm

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The Thomas More Society on Thursday announced it has filed lawsuits on behalf of voters in Wisconsin's five largest cities over illegal unmanned absentee voting drop boxes. 

Green Bay, Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee and Racine face lawsuits for reportedly using the drop boxes, which are prohibited by Wisconsin election law. 

Thomas More Society Special Counsel Erick Kaardal said in a press release that the five cities "made an agreement with the nonprofit Center for Tech and Civic Life to use the drop boxes to get these cities’ residents to vote."

Funded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the Center for Tech and Civic Life has been accused of spending hundreds of millions of dollars to elect Democrats.

"This so-called 'Wisconsin Safe Voting Plan,' involved $8.8 million of private grants to these five cities, to target specific populations to vote. It had little, if anything at all to do with keeping voters safe from Covid-19, as it purported to do," Kaardal noted.

The cases come after the Wisconsin Elections Commission declined to investigate the cities over the drop boxes in April 2022.

"My clients have done everything in their power to get the Wisconsin Elections Commission to investigate the ‘Wisconsin 5’ cities for their policies of using the illegal drop boxes," Kaardal explained.

"Nonetheless, the Wisconsin Elections Commission refuses to investigate these known illegalities. Because the Wisconsin Elections Commission has made itself irrelevant, we now turn to the great circuit courts of Brown, Dane, Kenosha, Milwaukee and Racine Counties for judicial remedies to prevent these cities from using illegal drop boxes as they did, by agreement and with private funding, in the November 2020 election. Never again," he said.