WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) released the following statement from the Honorable Kenneth Blackwell, Chair of the Center for Election Integrity at AFPI:
“Protecting the chain of custody for someone’s ballot is a critical part of making it easy to vote but hard to cheat. Today’s ruling by the Wisconsin Supreme Court takes a major step in that direction. The court banned unsecured, unmonitored drop boxes from being placed in neighborhoods and allowed them to only be present outside election centers. This is a great win for the voters of Wisconsin. Fifty-nine percent of Americans—from both parties—have little confidence in the current election process. This ruling can help begin to repair that.
The America First Policy Institute applauds the court for its decision and thanks those who sued to ban ballot drop boxes from being placed at unsecured locations. It proves once again that election laws are best when debated, passed, and implemented at the state level and not by the federal government. Ballot chain of custody measures like this one help protect every legally cast vote and every legal voter. Today’s ruling will restore some faith, trust, and confidence in Wisconsin’s election process.”