REPORT: 83K Mail Ballots Went Missing or Undeliverable amid 20K Vote Margin of Victory in WI 2020 Presidential

Published On: August 27th, 2021

(Alexandria, VA)– August 26, 2021: The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) today released a research brief detailing mail balloting return figures for the 2020 General Election. According to federal data compilations:

2020 Election in Wisconsin:

-1.4 million ballots sent

-6,458 undeliverable

-2,981 rejected

-76,308 “unknown”

Until 2020, Wisconsin could brag about the fact that its counts of undeliverable and “unknown” mail ballots never inundated the margin of victory for a statewide candidate. When Wisconsin loses track of more ballots than the difference between winning and losing its Electoral College votes, that is a core system failure.

“We now know the cost of the rush to mail balloting – lost ballots,” said PILF President J. Christian Adams. “The federal data show the 2020 election had more mail ballots that were never counted than the margin of victory in the Presidential election in Wisconsin. This isn’t the way to run an election. Mail ballots invite error, disenfranchisement of voters, and puts the inept U.S. Post Office determining the outcome of elections.”

Access the full research brief, here.

Public Interest Legal Foundation