By Gary Bai
Former U.S. President Donald Trump is calling for the 2020 Wisconsin election results to be overturned a day after the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled ballots dropboxes to be illegal.
“Other States are looking at, and studying, the amazing Wisconsin Supreme Court decision declaring Ballot Boxes ILLEGAL, and that decision includes the 2020 Presidential Election,” wrote the former president on Truth Social on July 9, referring to himself as the winner in Wisconsin during the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
“Speaker Robin Vos has a decision to make! Does Wisconsin RECLAIM the Electors, turn over the Election to the actual winner (by a lot!), or sit back and do nothing as our Country continues to go to HELL?” Trump said, urging Wisconsin State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos to decertify Biden’s 2020 win in Wisconsin.
According to the U.S. National Archives, Joe Biden received 20,682 more votes than Trump in Wisconsin, or about 0.6 percentage points; a total of 3.2 million votes were cast in the state in 2020.
Trump’s comments came a day after the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled the use of ballot drop boxes—which was allowed under guidelines issued by the Wisconsin Election Commission (WEC) during the 2020 election—to be illegal in a 4–3 decision.
“We hold the documents are invalid because ballot drop boxes are illegal under Wisconsin statutes,” Justice Rebecca Bradley wrote in the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s majority opinion, referring to WEC’s guidelines issued in March (pdf) and again in August (pdf) 2020 allowing election administrators to use drop boxes.
“An absentee ballot must be returned by mail or the voter must personally deliver it to the municipal clerk at the clerk’s office or a designated alternate site,” Bradley added.
However, these now-illegal ballot drop boxes were used across the state in the 2020 election.
According to the Supreme Court ruling, WEC administrator Megan Wolfe “is aware of 528 ballot drop boxes utilized for the fall 2020 election.” This number increased to 570 in the 2021 election, spanning 66 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties, the ruling states.
In addition to problems with the ballot boxes, Trump alleged that investments made by Meta (formerly Facebook) CEO Mark Zuckerberg in the 2020 election were a part of a bribery campaign that tilted the election results in favor of Joe Biden.
“Everybody knows what went on with the $417,000,000 that little Mark Zuckerberg ‘INVESTED’ in the corrupt 2020 Presidential Election,” Trump said. He called Zuckerberg’s funding “election bribery” earlier this year.
Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, donated to election offices across the country that funded official government vote counts during the 2020 elections. The couple made $419.5 million in donations to nonprofits, $350 million of which went to the Safe Elections Project of the left-wing Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL).
Michael Gableman, a special investigator heading the Office of the Special Counsel in Wisconsin, found that more than 200 jurisdictions in Wisconsin received “Zuckerbucks” from CTCL during the 2020 election, totaling more than $9 million.
Vos designated Gableman to investigate alleged election fraud during the 2020 election. Gableman issued an interim report in March 2022.
Gableman found CTCL’s grants in Wisconsin in the 2020 election to have “facially” violated Wisconsin law prohibiting election bribery and contributed to “partisan” efforts such as the Get Out the Vote initiative run by the Wisconsin Democratic Party.
An adviser that CTCL sent to Green Bay, Michael Spitzer-Rubenstein, allegedly allowed unqualified individuals to help administer the 2020 election and offered assistance with “curing ballots,” according to local clerk Kris Teske, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Another adviser that CTCL made available to Green Bay was from the left-leaning think tank Brennan Center for Justice, which states that it supports “Democratic legal and election causes,” according to The Journal.
Gableman’s investigation is currently on pause amid several legal battles.
Nursing Home Scandal
The former president cited alleged fraud that occurred statewide in nursing homes in calling for overturning the 2020 election result in Wisconsin, referring to the “Wisconsin Nursing Home Scandal where close to 100% of the residents voted (always is MUCH lower number),” referencing Gableman’s March 2022 report.
Gableman’s report found “rampant fraud and abuse” statewide in Wisconsin nursing homes and other residential facilities during the 2020 election.
The report found that nursing home “residents were illegally assisted with ‘marking’ their ballots by nursing home staff and administrators; absentee ballots for residents were illegally handled by facility staff and Administrators; resident absentee ballots were illegally ‘witnessed’ by nursing home staff and administrators; suspected forger of resident signatures by nursing home staff and Administrators, and improbably high voting rates for residents at nursing homes.”
In addition, ballots were cast by residents who were “were unaware of their surroundings, with whom they are speaking at any given time, or what year it is,” and whose “right to vote had been taken away by court order because they have been adjudicated as mentally incompetent,” according to Gableman’s report.
These acts, the report says, resulted in a 100 percent voting rate in many nursing homes during the 2020 election. It attributed the alleged fraud to “unlawful acts” by WEC members and staff.
Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul said in a March 1 statement that Gableman’s report was an attempt to “overturn the will of the voters.”
WEC administrator Meagan Wolfe said in a statement, “The integrity of the November 2020 election, and of the WEC, has been shown time, and time again, through court cases and previous investigations.”
‘Contrary to Law and Fraudulent’
“Brave American Patriots already have a Resolution on the Floor!” the former president added, referring to a resolution (AJR120) currently on the floor in the Wisconsin State Assembly that deems the certification of the 2020 election was “contrary to law and fradulent.”
The former president is not the only one stating that the 2020 election result was not valid. In June, the Texas GOP passed a resolution during its biennial party conference declaring Biden to be “not legitimately elected.” Arizona’s Maricopa County and Wisconsin’s Langlade County have followed suit.
According to the U.S. National Archives, Joe Biden received 306 electoral votes in the 2020 election and Donald Trump received 232 electoral votes. Trump and conservative figures across the country immediately challenged the results, alleging that substantial fraud influenced the 2020 election.
Democrats and mainstream media have vociferously denied such allegations, claiming them to be unfounded.
“It’s now up to Robin Vos to do what everybody knows must be done. We need FAIR and HONEST Elections in our Country,” Trump said.
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