Elections Clerk Admits Violating Election Law… Issues Jaw-Dropping Excuse

(Republican Senate News) – It looks like Green Bay City Clerk Celestine Jeffreys is up to her old tricks again, confessing that she doesn’t really understand the election law she broke. So why is Jeffreys in this position — the chief of elections in the city — if she doesn’t have a clue how the law works? That kind of seems like something that should disqualify an individual from serving, right? I mean what gives?

As per The Federalist, “In response to a complaint filed by the Public Interest Legal Foundation on behalf of three Green Bay citizens, Jeffreys ‘concedes that she has not been strictly adhering to the statutory requirements in Wisconsin Statutes … but the failure to do so was inadvertent and due to a lack of awareness of the statutory requirements.'”

What she’s really trying to say is that she was unwillingly ignorant of the law. Jeffreys first made headlines back during the 2020 presidential election cycle by being involved in the Zuckerbucks scandal. Things soon got nasty after it was discovered she was twisting up state election law like a pretzel.

“Last month, PILF filed a complaint with the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) alleging Jeffreys ignored laws aimed at detecting abuse of the Badger State’s same-day registration process. Wisconsin is one of 20 states and the District of Columbia that offers election day registration, according to the National Conference of State Legislators,” the report noted. “The law is clear. The Elections Commission after each election is required to mail postcards to voters who registered on election day, part of its post-election audit demanded under state statute. Undelivered postcards are sent back to the clerk’s office of the city of origin.”

The law states that if there is a postcard that is returned as undeliverable, or if the clerk receives information stating the voter now lives at a different address than the one provided on election day, the official is required to change the voter’s status to “ineligible” on the registration list, then provide the name of the elector to the district attorney for the county where the polling place is located, along with sending it over to the elections commission.

“PILF’s lawsuit notes that Green Bay reported 3,497 Election Day registrations in the hotly contested 2020 presidential race in which Democrat candidate Joe Biden narrowly defeated then-President Donald Trump in the battleground Badger State. Of those, 170 were returned ‘undeliverable’ to the clerk’s office. WEC’s Election Day Registrations report found Green Bay elections officials ‘inactivated zero registrants and referred zero registrants to the district attorney,'” the article divulged.

“That line — ‘inactivated zero residents’ — comes up again and again. The 2021 elections, the primary and general elections in 2022, in which Wisconsin Democrat Tony Evers and most leftist statewide officers won, and again in the 2023 spring election in which the far-left Wisconsin Supreme Court justice candidate claimed victory and turned control of the court over to leftists. In the latter contest, of the 672 election day registrants, 24 postcards were returned as undeliverable to Jeffreys’ office,” the piece explained.

Jeffreys opted to disregard the law and simply record the postcards as being “undeliverable” in WisVote and then did nothing else. All of the steps she’s supposed to take, like marking the voter as ineligible and sending out an alert for the voter to notify them of the change, along with sending notice to the DA and the elections commission of potential voter fraud were not completed.

“In the response to the complaint, Green Bay Assistant City Attorney Lindsay Matther assures the Wisconsin Elections Commission that after receiving the complaint Jeffreys “began formulating a plan for addressing the undeliverable postcards going forward that algins [Sic] with both the statutory requirements and the guidance from the Wisconsin Elections Commission, and she will comply with both for all future elections,'” The Federalist reported.

“Clerk Jeffreys was unaware that she was required to do each of these things, but plans to do so going forward, and is in the process of drafting written procedures for doing so. In the future, in accordance with statute and with the WEC guidance, Clerk Jeffreys will take the following actions when her office receives an undeliverable EDR postcard,” the response goes on to say.

However, the damage is done and it stretches across several election cycles.

“Jeffreys has a history of trouble with election law. In December, the state elections commission found that Jeffreys violated election law in the 2022 spring election when she accepted multiple absentee ballots brought in on behalf of voters. Resident Matt Roeser alleged that he and two other witnesses saw the clerk ‘accept, many times, multiple absentee ballots from an individual voter,’ according to Green Bay’s WBAY News,” The Federalist revealed.

The city responded by defending Jeffreys, stating she had not violated the law and that the city of Green Bay “ran a fair, free, and accessible election on April 5, 2022 in compliance with state and federal law.” They then went on to say that the city “fulfilled its equal protection obligation to accept ballots on behalf of voters who were unable to personally deliver their own as a result of a disability or impairment.”

That’s not how the WEC saw the matter, however, as they stated in their ruling on the situation that Roeser had demonstrated clear probable cause that Jeffreys broke Wisconsin election law concerning ballot harvesting. The commission found she abused her discretion in accepting ballots on behalf of voters who were said to have been ill. Individuals who were confirmed to be disabled might have been recipients of ballot return assistance under the law.

“Sickness alone may or may not constitute a disability, and thus it cannot be a qualification to receive ballot return assistance,” WEC went on to say in its decision, later noting that Jeffreys “should ensure that voters who qualify for ballot return assistance under the Voting Rights Act are able to receive such assistance.”

“The Commission hereby orders Celestine Jeffreys to amend the policy described in the Response or any current or future policy in a manner consistent with this decision,” the ruling proclaimed. “Accordingly, to the extent that the Respondent’s policy accepted ballots from voters who are ‘sick,’ but not disabled, it is contrary to law.”

We must not underestimate the great lengths Democrats will go to in order to win, especially if former President Donald Trump is involved. Just look at everything Jeffreys did in order to help aid voter fraud. Let’s hope we’ve learned our lesson and have put measures in place to prevent this sort of thing from happening again.

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