Over the weekend, Wisconsin Representative Janel Brandtjen received three military absentee ballots at her home address. They came from clerks in Menomonee Falls, South Milwaukee, and Shorewood, and were addressed to ‘Holly’ with three different last names.
It appears someone was making a statement to Rep. Brandtjen who is spearheading the vote integrity efforts in the State Assembly. She was completely surprised and played no part in ordering the ballots.
It seems none of these military voters exist, which raisies concerns. How many are out there? None of the names have a previous voting history or live at the residences listed. This does bring light a serious vulnerability in the Military Absentee Process; all you need is a Name and birthdate, and NOTHING ELSE.
This isn’t the first time questionable ballots were sent out, Rep Elijah Behnke’s ballot was sent to union grove and no one has claimed authorizing it. These are completely unrelated to the Harry Waite case in Racine involving Speaker Robin Vos.
The press release says ‘Representative Brandtjen delivered the unopened ballots to the Waukesha County Sheriff Friday morning, where they will be investigated. She also contacted the Thomas More Society and Justice Gableman to determine the legal options available to stop the theft of military ballots in Wisconsin.’
I cannot stress enough the importance on voting on November 8th, because we cannot change anything unless we win. Turnout is key!
Below is the official Press Release issued by Rep. Brandtjen:
Here’s the text of the Press release:
Madison – State Representative Janel Brandtjen, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections, received authentic military ballots at her home address.
Last Thursday (October 27th), Representative Brandtjen was surprised to find three military ballots sent to her home address from clerks in Menomonee Falls, South Milwaukee and Shorewood. The ballots were all addressed to “Holly” with three different last names. None of these individuals reside, or have resided at her address, and the Representative did not request the ballots. After Rep. Brandtjen made inquiries, she realized these three “Hollys” probably don’t exist. If they did, why would they send ballots to her house?
“I believe someone was trying to point out how easy it is to get military ballots in Wisconsin. Registration for military ballots is not required, so a fictitious name and birthdate is all that is required to obtain a military ballot online,” said Rep Brandtjen. “Feeling shocked about this situation is an understatement because it demonstrates stolen valor from those who protect this nation. I think it’s sad that people feel they have to break the law to get the attention of the legislature. This is now the second time citizens have tried to point out loopholes in our elections,” she added.
Representative Brandtjen delivered the unopened ballots to the Waukesha County Sheriff Friday morning, where they will be investigated. She also contacted the Thomas More Society and Justice Gableman to determine the legal options available to stop the theft of military ballots in Wisconsin.
Below is a copy of the ballots.