MILWAUKEE – Peter Peckarsky, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, filed two lawsuits today against the Wisconsin Elections Commission in Circuit Court for Milwaukee County.

The first suit is intended to ensure that the secret nature of secret ballots be maintained as required by the Wisconsin Constitution when absentee ballots are centrally counted.

The second suit seeks to require that the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) obey Wisconsin laws that relate to Electronic Voting Systems.

Neither suit will have any effect on voters. Absentee voters and those voting in person will cast their ballots as they have in prior elections. The suits are to assure Wisconsinites that their elections are conducted in a way that fully protects their right to be governed only by officials elected entirely by secret ballot.

Peckarsky, an intellectual property lawyer who in July announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat now occupied by Ron Johnson, has used his legal training and experience for more than 20 years to assist election protection efforts for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, California Democratic Party, Democratic National Committee and other organizations.

A Milwaukee-born and based attorney, Peckarsky has a degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a law degree from Case Western Reserve University. He previously served as consultant on strategic nuclear weapons forces and platforms to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, and on intelligence analysis to the Director of Naval Intelligence. His legal career spans election law, antitrust, patent, securities fraud and hedge fund matters, and the intersection of law with science and technology. Learn more at

The complaint for each lawsuit is available upon request at

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