Election Integrity: New complaint alleges illegal ballot harvesting in Green Bay
Wisconsin law provides municipal clerk receiving multiple ballots from individual voter in clerk’s office is "illegal absentee ballot harvesting"
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The nonprofit, conservative law firm the Thomas More Society has filed a new formal complaint against the city clerk of Green Bay, Wisconsin, for allegedly participating in illegal ballot harvesting in a close, April 5 city council election.
The complaint was filed Thursday against city Clerk Celestine Jeffreys with the Wisconsin Elections Commission for allegedly accepting multiple absentee ballots from the hand of a single person several times, according to the Epoch Times.
Wisconsin law provides that a municipal clerk receiving multiple ballots from an individual voter in the clerk’s office is "illegal absentee ballot harvesting."
Several voters reported seeing Jeffreys accepting the ballots, says Erick Kaardal, the firm's special counsel.
The only legally permissible methods of delivery of absentee ballots generally are personally delivering one's own absentee ballot to the clerk or personally mailing it, the news outlet also reports.
Jeffreys was appointed to her post by Green Bay Democrat Mayor Eric Genrich.
The complaint, Roeser v. Jeffreys, was filed on behalf of voter Matt Roeser and identifies two others as witnesses.
When a voter reportedly asked Green Bay City Attorney Joanne Bungert about a city clerk accepting multiple absentee ballots from an individual voter, Bungert purportedly responded that it was a gray area and that Jeffreys had discretion in accepting multiple absentee ballots from an individual voter.
Jeffreys has not yet responded to a request for comment by the Epoch Times.