Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans
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Statement of Marlene Ott, President of the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans

re: the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit’s Ruling in Gear v. Bostelmann and the Republican National Committee Regarding the Absentee Ballot Witness Signature Mandate

By - Apr 3rd, 2020 10:10 am

“Tonight’s ruling defies common sense. Thousands of Wisconsin seniors who live alone now have an unnecessary and unfair choice to make. They either violate the governor’s stay-at-home order and leave their homes to find a witness — or know their ballot will not be counted,” said Marlene Ott, President of the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans. “This is not democracy in action.”

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