In Arizona’s most populous county, Maricopa County, election officials failed to follow signature-comparison requirements and excluded observers in violation of state law which mandated a signature comparison to make sure that the signature on the voter rolls matched the one on the ballot. This means that Maricopa County used illegal standards different than those in other counties, which constitutes a clear violation of due process and equal protection standards.
In Georgia, Georgia’s Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, without legislative approval, unilaterally rescinded Georgia’s statute requiring a detailed signature verification of each absentee ballot. The power to remove signature verification rests solely in the hands of the state legislature. When Georgia’s Secretary of State removed signature verification, what he did was clearly and knowingly seize powers vested by the Constitution in the state legislature. He also removed the only way to verify who legally voted.
Michigan’s Secretary of State, Jocelyn Benson, without legislative approval, unilaterally rescinded two Michigan statutes related to absentee ballot applications and signature verification. Her office sent unsolicited absentee-voter ballot applications by mail to 7.7 million registered Michigan voters prior to the primary and general elections and later allowed absentee ballots to be acquired online without signature verification. In Wayne County officials elected not to follow Michigan law requiring a detailed process for opening and validating absentee ballots and prohibited the access of poll watchers and inspectors to vote counting and canvassing.
In Minnesota, Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon, a Democrat, passed a consent decree suspending a requirement under Minnesota law that absentee ballots be signed by a witness with a Minnesota address. The state legislature in Minnesota created the witness requirement to protect the integrity of absentee voting, the removal of this requirement by the Minnesota Secretary of State was a violation of the Constitution’s powers delegated to the state legislature.
In Nevada, mail-in ballots from Clark County either were processed under more lax signature verification criteria than the rest of Nevada, or were processed under criteria that Clark County consciously and expressly adopted in what was essentially a massive middle finger to state law. Clark County did not subject signatures to review by two or more employees, as Nevada law requires. Clark County implemented a standard different from those in other Nevada counties in violation of the due process and equal protection requirements of the U.S. Constitution.
In Wisconsin, The mayors of Wisconsin’s five largest cities—Green Bay, Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee, and Racine, which all have Democrat majorities, used “secure drop-boxes to facilitate the return of absentee ballots.” The Mayors’ plan to use “drop-boxes to facilitate the return of absentee ballots” in Wisconsin’s largest cities is directly contrary to Wisconsin law providing that absentee ballots may only be “mailed by the elector, or delivered in-person to the municipal clerk issuing the ballot or ballots. Wisconsin law mandates that any ballot not mailed or delivered may not be counted or utilized in election results. Wisconsin’s mayors usurped power and in express contradiction of state law allowed electoral processes that violated the Constitution.