The Associated Press reported that a Wisconsin man has been charged with four felonies related to voter fraud, stemming from an incident in the 2020 election.
The report identified Michael Ray Overall, 64, of St. Croix County, Wisconsin, as one of 27 individuals suspected of illegally casting a ballot — in his particular case, two ballots. Prosecutors have signaled that they do not intend to bring charges in 18 of those cases.
Authorities say Overall sought an absentee ballot from St. Croix County that was mailed to a home in Rockford, Illinois. Overall then allegedly signed the absentee ballot a week later using an address in St. Croix County.
Overall moved away from St. Croix County and updated his driver’s license to reflect the move, but is said to have used his old license which displayed his prior address when applying for the ballot.
For his part, Overall has denied any intentional wrongdoing and attributed his actions to mental decline, saying, “I’ve got memory problems.”
He was charged with providing false information to an election official, registering to vote in more than one place, voting more than once, and voting by a disqualified person.
Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 3.5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Overall’s first court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 5.
The news comes one week after Wisconsin state Rep. Timothy Ramthun (R) called for a forensic state audit of the results of the 2020 presidential election.
“Settle the debate”
“We need to create transparency and settle the debate of truth vs. conspiracy,” Ramthun said, according to Just The News.
The Republican state lawmaker added: “There is nothing of greater importance than ensuring that we uphold our constitutional rights to have a government of, by, and for the people.”
Lawmakers in Georgia are also demanding answers regarding potential irregularities as well. The Federalist reported earlier this month that more than 10,000 ballots may have been illegally cast by voters who changed addresses prior to the election.
The claim is based on work conducted by voter data analytics expert Mark Davis. Davis used the National Change of Address database to identify over 10,300 individuals who had confirmed moves with the U.S. Postal Service more than 30 days prior to the election, and still voted in their former county of residence.