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Wisconsin Elections Chair Calls Lawmakers Statement on "Ghost Voters" "Factually Incorrect"

Thursday, July 29th, 2021 -- 10:07 AM

(Bob Hague, WRN) The chair of the state Elections Commission's says a Republican lawmaker's allegation of "ghost voters" in Wisconsin is "factually incorrect."

Commission chair Ann Jacobs, who's a Democrat, called Representative Janel Brandtjen's claim, "unfortunate," and said the Menominee Falls Republican "should stop spreading these wild conspiracy theories."

Brandtjen alleged that "tens of thousands of new registrations and votes cast by individuals whose driver’s license number, name, and date of birth did not match and were subsequently removed from the state system after their votes were recorded." 

The elections commission said voter data mismatches happen about five percent of the time but are minor typos corrected by the clerk or voter. Voters are not removed from the statewide voter database.

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