Wisconsin special counsel bombshell: 91 nursing homes had 95-100% voter turnout in 2020

Election integrity watchdog Phill Kline said: "And now we have videotaped depositions and interviews with their family members saying, 'My loved one hasn't been able to vote for years and has been deemed to be incompetent.'"

Published: March 1, 2022 6:35pm

Updated: March 1, 2022 10:58pm

The special counsel investigating suspected irregularities in Wisconsin's 2020 election has found that 91 nursing homes in the counties of Milwaukee, Racine, Dane, Kenosha, and Brown had voter turnout rates ranging from 95% to a 100% in 2020 — as compared to overall nationwide participation rates of 67% in 2020 and 60% in 2016.

The nursing home data only reflects voting at the facilities that the special counsel "has been able to vet to this juncture," according to the report compiled by retired state Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman for the state Assembly. "There are more facilities in these counties, and after auditing the votes from other facilities, the above percentages may change."

Last November, the Racine County Sheriff's Office requested that the state attorney general investigate alleged illegal directives issued by the Wisconsin Election Commission to bypass the state's Special Voting Deputy process, under which the clerk of each municipality brings "enough ballots to each residential care facility to vote" and "assist the voters with the voting process."

Instead, the commission had absentee ballots sent to nursing home residents by mail. The sheriff found that facility staff, under the guise of "helping" residents to vote, coaxed votes from some whom family members believed incapable of voting.

Phill Kline, director of conservative election integrity watchdog The Amistad Project, which conducted its own investigation into nursing home turnout rates on behalf of the Wisconsin Voter Alliance, told the "Just the News, Not Noise" TV show on Tuesday: "It's quite remarkable: There's private money flows in, government-hired voter navigators go after nursing homes, and suddenly, 90-some-odd nursing homes in Wisconsin have 100% turnout, even if people — who, unfortunately, due to their health conditions — are unable to read, think, or contemplate voting.

"And now we have videotaped depositions and interviews with their family members saying, 'My loved one hasn't been able to vote for years and has been deemed to be incompetent.'" 

On Tuesday, the Amistad Project, released an interview from last year with Wisconsin election clerk Linda Sinkula, who recalled her fears that the 2020 election "wouldn't be a fair election" because of private funding of public election administration.

The Mark Zuckerberg-funded Center for Tech and Civic Life gave $8.8 million towards the administration of the 2020 election in Wisconsin.

One of Sinkula's colleagues knew ahead of time "how the outcome was going to come in November," Sinkula claimed, because the colleague knew people who had registered nursing home residents who didn't normally vote and apparently voted for them."

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