Group wants to prevent ballot harvesting in Wisconsin
By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative law firm is asking the Wisconsin Elections Commission to outlaw in the state the process by which outside groups help to send or return large numbers of absentee ballots.
New this morning: The conservative law firm @WILawLiberty is asking @WI_Elections to explicitly ban ballot harvesting, an action that could lead to a lawsuit. The issue is the latest in the tension of voting by mail ahead of the presidential election in November. pic.twitter.com/x9SYRKqzuL— Victor Jacobo (@victorjacobo_) June 8, 2020
The request Monday by the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty to ban ballot harvesting in the battleground state is a precursor to a possible lawsuit in the ongoing fight over the push to increase mail-in voting during the coronavirus pandemic.
Wisconsin law does not specifically outlaw ballot harvesting. But the law firm making the request argues it's not permitted and the commission should create a rule to enforce that interpretation.