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PolitiFact Wisconsin on 'indefinitely confined' voter claim and if this was "most secured election" in U.S. history?

Posted at 7:17 PM, Nov 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-27 20:17:21-05

Accusations about voter fraud in Wisconsin continue weeks after the election ended. PolitiFact Wisconsin looks at a couple of claims and puts them to the Truth O Meter.

Since the November election, Republicans have zeroed in on the more than 200,000 statewide voters who claimed indefinitely confined to vote absentee.

Indefinitely confined is a designation that is left up to voters to decide if it applies to them and they don't have to provide a copy of a photo ID to get a ballot.

"State Representative Joe Sanfelippo says clerks in Milwaukee and Dane Counties colluded to add 250k people to the list of indefinitely confined voters," said Eric Litke with PolitiFact Wisconsin.

In March, the clerks in Milwaukee and Dane counties suggested voters could use the Governor's Safer at Home order to declare indefinitely confined.

Republicans asked - and the state Supreme Court agreed to block that advice from the clerks. However, voters could still ask for an absentee ballot if indefinitely confined.

"He implies it's the clerks decision but it's not," said Litke, the statute is explicitly clear that the only people who can decide this are the voters themselves, clerks simply record their decisions. "

PoliltiFact Wisconsin rated this claim False.

"Senator Tammy Baldwin says the 2020 election was probably the most secured election in US history citing Department of Homeland Security," said Litke.

PolitiFact Wisconsin says there's several key points to back up this claim. Christopher Krebs - the Cybersecurity Director who oversaw the election made that declaration and was later fired by President Trump. Plus...

"Two cybersecurity committees within Department of Homeland security released a statement November 12th calling the November 3rd election, the most secured in American history," said Litke.

PolitiFact Wisconsin rated this claim True.

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