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Appeals Court Rules On Voting Without An ID And Without An Address

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An appeals court in Dane County, Wisconsin ruled that a complete address is not required for casting an absentee ballot.

This decision contrasts with a previous ruling in Waukesha County.

The case involves ambiguity in the state statute regarding the definition of a “full address.” (Trending: Pro Sport Announces Shock Decision On Transgender Athletes)

Judge Ryan Nilsestuen wrote, “The definition [of an address] preferred by the WEC and the Legislature would establish a simple, bright-line rule, but it does not fit within the broader statutory context.”

“In fact, it directly conflicts with several other similar terms. Therefore, this definition is improper and, as used by the WEC, invalid,” continued the ruling.

“The problem at hand could be resolved if the Legislature passed a bill to define ‘address.’ Instead, it is up to the judiciary to make sense of an undefined word used in a variety of different contexts in a convoluted and poorly written statute,” added Judge Nilsestuen.

The decision has raised concerns about potential election loopholes and the need for legislative clarity.

Wisconsin State Rep. Janel Brandtjen responded, “So, you can request a ballot, without an ID and sign it without an address. Nothing to see here?!”

“Even without an ID a ballot can be requested for the area where the voter ‘says’ they reside. If this stands, then only a signature would be required. No trace of some voters, like fake military voters, indefinite confined, overseas voters,” she continued.

Additionally, recent polling data shows a declining approval for President Joe Biden and a potential shift in support to Donald Trump.

Pollster Richard Baris posted on X, “The Suffolk/USAToday Poll is showing what we’re all seeing, which is NOT a normal weak showing 1-year out for an incumbent president seeking re-election.”

“Historically, he’s far below Barack Obama at this point (who won) and significantly lower than Donald Trump (who lost). H.W. Bush was higher, but his approval was falling RAPIDLY from far higher than Biden has ever been,” he continued.

“It’s not just that these demographic groups are ‘abandoning’ Joe Biden. Donald Trump is gaining among key Democratic constituencies, Hispanic, Under 35. It’s the one poll NOT showing gains among Black voters. Clearly he is in the consensus,” added the pollster.

“I’d just also note that ‘enthusiasm’ and ‘voting likelihood’ are not the same thing. Higher turnout benefits Trump. People need to get used to understanding that now,” wrote Boris.

“Lastly, while they are just reshuffling the bottom of the deck, Nikki Haley has overtaken Ron DeSantis nationally. Almost identical to our latest results @BIGDATAPOLL,” he concluded.

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