Judge Allows Counting of Absentee Ballots with Incomplete Witness Addresses, Potentially Heading to Wisconsin Supreme Court

MADISON, Wis. – A Dane County judge has made a ruling allowing clerks in Wisconsin to count absentee ballots that have missing witness address information, opposing a previous ruling by Waukesha County. This decision may lead to an appeal to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Judge Ryan Nilsestuen of the Dane County Circuit Court issued two rulings on Tuesday regarding witness addresses on absentee ballot envelopes. According to state law, absentee voter witnesses are required to sign the envelopes and include their address. However, the definition of what constitutes an address has been a subject of … Read more

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking to Remove Trump from Virginia Ballots in 2024

Alexandria, VA – A federal judge has dismissed a civil action lawsuit filed in Virginia seeking to remove former President Donald Trump from the state’s presidential primary ballots in 2024. The lawsuit, filed on December 18, 2023, argued that Trump was ineligible to run for federal office based on his alleged engagement in insurrection against the United States after the 2020 presidential election. U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema issued an opinion on December 29, 2023, dismissing the case on the grounds of lacking subject-matter jurisdiction. The judge stated that the plaintiffs failed to demonstrate how … Read more

Wisconsin Court Ruling Protects Absentee Ballots with Minor Errors, Ensures Voting Rights

MADISON, Wis. – A recent court ruling in Wisconsin has resolved a legal dispute over the acceptance of absentee ballots with minor errors. The ruling allows election clerks in the state to accept such ballots, even if they contain incomplete witness addresses. This decision comes after a contentious battle between conservatives and liberals in the battleground state. The lawsuit, brought by the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, sought to clarify the voting rights protections for absentee voters whose ballots have minor errors in listing their witnesses’ addresses. The Dane County Circuit Court ultimately ruled … Read more