Amherst, Virginia/October 22, 2021 – The Legislative Audit Bureau’s report about the 2020 election confirms The Amistad Project’s finding that Wisconsin election officials violated state law in order to benefit one political party with the help of private funding from partisan activist groups financed by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and others.


The LAB audit, which numerous Democrat officials had previously expressed confidence in, identified a half-dozen instances of state and local election officials acting in a manner inconsistent with Wisconsin election statutes. In some cases, this involved municipal clerks acting on the basis of guidance issued by the Wisconsin Elections Commission, which the LAB notes does not carry the force of law.


“The LAB report confirms what The Amistad Project’s ongoing investigations have already revealed, which is that election officials in Wisconsin ignored and violated established state laws governing the administration of elections, usurping the state legislature’s constitutional authority to manage the election process,” said Phill Kline, director of The Amistad Project. 


“This behavior is very concerning, particularly because some of the violations identified by the LAB were undertaken at the behest of private interests that gave millions of dollars to local election officials,” Kline added. “Not only were state statutes violated, but equal protection under the law was violated, and that was done through expenditures as well as through unilateral decisions to violate state law. Private interests identified strongholds of one political party that would allow them to pour resources in to take advantage.”


The Center for Tech and Civic Life, a leftist activist group, contributed over $6 million to the cities of Green Bay, Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee, and Racine in 2020. In exchange, the so-called “Wisconsin 5” promised to make specific changes to election procedures and invited representatives from CTCL and affiliated activist groups to play a significant role in election administration and voter turnout efforts.


“The LAB report also demonstrates that the Office of Special Counsel investigation is on the right track, and election officials need to answer Justice Gableman’s questions,” Kline said.

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