Amistad Project Files Litigation Calling More Than 150,000 Wisconsin Ballots into Question

Extensive investigations and data analysis reveal pattern of illegality and fraud that cast doubt on validity of unofficial election results

Amherst, Virginia/November 24, 2020 – A national conservative organization, The Amistad Project, today filed an emergency petition with the Wisconsin Supreme Court challenging the state’s unofficial results in the 2020 presidential election, which gave Democrat candidate Joe Biden a margin of just 20,000 votes over Republican candidate Donald Trump. 

“We have identified over 150,000 potentially fraudulent ballots in Wisconsin, more than enough to call into question the validity of the state’s reported election results,” said Phill Kline, Director of The Amistad Project of the Thomas More Society. “Moreover, these discrepancies were a direct result of Wisconsin election officials’ willful violation of state law.” 

The discrepancies discovered in the Amistad Project’s investigation, conducted in the last several weeks, include more than ten thousand Republican ballots that weren’t counted, more than ten thousand Republican voters who had their ballots requested and filled in by another person, and around a hundred thousand illegal ballots that were counted anyway [Appendix A]. The problematic ballots were identified in a data analysis performed by statistician Matthew Braynard and mathematician Steven Miller.

The lawsuit details a series of illegal actions taken by Wisconsin officials that led to significant numbers of improper votes being counted, as well as tens of thousands of legal votes that were not counted. 

One of the most impactful violations involved election officials brazenly defying state laws designed to ensure the integrity of absentee ballots, specifically provisions requiring voters to present photo identification when requesting an absentee ballot. The only exceptions to this requirement outlined in law apply to voters who are either “hospitalized” or “indefinitely confined because of age, physical illness, or infirmity.”

Local election officials unilaterally interpreted the “indefinitely confined” exemption to apply to persons suffering from COVID-19, and the Wisconsin Election Commission exceeded its statutory authority by issuing “guidance” instructing election clerks not to reject voters who cite the exemption, even if the officials have knowledge that the individuals in question are no longer indefinitely confined. 

Statistical analysis indicates that nearly 100,000 persons who exploited this exemption to cast absentee ballots were not actually indefinitely confined on Election Day, meaning they should not have been eligible to vote.

Election officials in various counties and municipalities also failed to enforce residency requirements, filled in missing information on absentee ballots, and willfully violated other explicit provisions of Wisconsin’s election code.

The cities and counties where these violations occurred were among the six jurisdictions with reliably left-leaning populations that together received in excess of $6 million from the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), a left-leaning organization funded by $350 million donated by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Receipt of this funding was itself a violation of state law. Jurisdictions that did not receive CTCL monies, on the other hand, generally followed state laws.

In response to a similar pattern of lawlessness and irregularities detailed in litigation filed in Pennsylvania, the Chief Electoral Officer of the Federal Election Commission, Trey Trainor, recently remarked that “the referendum has not been open” and “this election is invalid.”

Based on the sheer scale and scope of the illegality in Wisconsin, the statistical evidence makes clear that the unofficial election results reported by the state are illegitimate and inconclusive, leaving the state legislature as the only body that can lawfully appoint Wisconsin’s 10 presidential Electors.

Reference: 2020AP1930-OA

Appendix A.

Wisconsin Presidential Election Contest

Margin +20,608

Type*DescriptionMargin
1)    Illegal Votes CountedEstimate of ballots requested in the name of a registered Republican by someone other than that person  14,426
2)    Legal Votes Not CountedEstimate of Republican ballots that the requester returned but were not counted 12,071
3)    Illegal Votes CountedElectors voted where they did not reside. 26,673
4) Illegal Votes CountedElectors who avoid Wisconsin voter ID laws by voting absentee as an “indefinitely confined” elector and were not indefinitely confined96,437
4)    Illegal Votes CountedOut of state residents voted in Wisconsin6,966
5)    Illegal Votes CountedDouble votes234
TOTAL 1 & 2 26,497
TOTAL 156,807

*May include overlap