[Madison, WI] – On Monday President Trump filed a lawsuit regarding the presidential election in Wisconsin. One point highlighted in the filing deals with “indefinitely confined voters,” an issue on which Wisconsin Republicans have been sounding alarms since last Spring. The Republican Party of Wisconsin released the following statement from Chairman Andrew Hitt:
“Wisconsin Republicans have repeatedly raised concerns with some bad-faith voters intentionally breaking Wisconsin election law to circumvent election integrity photo identification requirements. While the Republican Party of Wisconsin case remains in front of the Wisconsin Supreme Court pending a decision, the massive increase in ‘indefinitely confined’ voters from 2019 to 2020 should be incredibly disturbing for anyone who values transparent elections. President Trump is right to continue the fight to ensure only legal votes are counted in Wisconsin.”
In 2019, just under 70,000 voters in Wisconsin classified themselves as “indefinitely confined.” That number ballooned to over 200,000 in 2020 after clerks in Dane and Milwaukee counties offered illegal advice that encouraged individuals to use indefinite confinement as a way to ignore the state’s photo I.D. requirement.