A sheriff in Wisconsin who has reviewed the circumstances of the 2020 presidential election says he’ll be filing charges against members of the state election commission.
For their alleged crimes.
Just the News reported this week that the office of the Racine County sheriff had investigated, and reported the state officials issued an illegal directive regarding absentee ballots for those living in residential care facilities.
Sheriff Christopher Schmaling earlier had recommended charges to Racine County District Attorney Patricia Hanson for commissioners Margaret Bostelmann, Julie Glancey, Ann Jacobs, Dean Knudson, and Mark Thomsen.
The issue is they decided to sent absentee ballots to residents of care facilities, and allowed staff members to fill out their ballots, even though the state law requires a clerk’s “Special Voting Deputy” to go to those facilities and assist with the voting process.
The counts could include both felonies and misdemeanors of misconduct in public office, election fraud and more.
Schmaling’s office earlier asked Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul to investigate statewide the commission’s decision to change the election process.
“The sheriff highlighted the case of a woman named Judy and her mother, Shirley, who had been in a residential care facility called Ridgewood Care Facility. Judy discovered that her mother had voted absentee for the Nov. 3, 2020 election when she had died on Oct. 9,” the report noted.” Shirley had last voted in 2016, prior to being placed in the facility.