[Ed. – And already mixed the ballots in with other ballots received by mail. The state GOP says this violates state law. Which it quite probably does. It’s a good bet the county election commission wouldn’t ordinarily sit still for it either, if it were behaving lawfully and honestly.]
The city of Madison collected 10,813 absentee ballots from local residents at this weekend’s Democracy in the Park event, which state Republicans tried to halt.
Despite a threat of legal action from the state GOP if the event were to take place, the Madison City Clerk’s Office forged ahead with the event, arguing Republicans had no legal support for allegations the event constituted an “illegal collection of ballots” that “falls outside lawful categories.”
Madison City Clerk Maribeth Witzel-Behl … said the Clerk’s Office has already sorted them with other absentee ballots the city has received and organized them by ward and last name. She said there isn’t a way to determine which ballots were turned in at Democracy in the Park, making it virtually impossible for any legal challenge to block the ballots from being counted.