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Group wants to prevent ballot harvesting in Wisconsin

Group wants to prevent ballot harvesting in Wisconsin Photo: WDIO-TV file

Created: June 09, 2020 04:11 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A conservative law firm is asking the Wisconsin Elections Commission to outlaw in the state the process by which outside groups help to send or return large numbers of absentee ballots.

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The request Monday by the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty to ban ballot harvesting in the battleground state is a precursor to a possible lawsuit in the ongoing fight over the push to increase mail-in voting during the coronavirus pandemic.

Wisconsin law does not specifically outlaw ballot harvesting. But the law firm making the request argues it's not permitted and the commission should create a rule to enforce that interpretation.

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