September 8, 2021

Despite the accuracy of the November 2020 results in Wisconsin and in every other state in the country, hyper-partisan legislators in some states have sought access to voting equipment and ballots, often with the assistance of third-party, for-profit contractors, to “investigate” those results. In response, the U.S. Department of Justice recently shared guidance noting a variety of important federal laws and interests implicated by these post-election “investigations.”

The Wisconsin Elections Commission, like its counterparts in other states, recently received a public letter supposedly offering legal information pertinent to these “investigations.” This politically-motivated letter is full of misinformation, openly contradicting the U.S. Department of Justice guidance relating to election security.

Law Forward provides legal context, and sets the record straight, in the letter below.