Wisconsin Dem Senator Patricia Schachtner
One of Joe Biden’s Wisconsin electors falsely claimed she was “indefinitely confined” to her home leading up to Election Day, but pictures on her social media show her out and about campaigning.
Wisconsin Democrat state senator Patricia Schachtner will cast one of her state’s 10 electoral votes for Joe Biden on Monday.
However, Schachtner claimed to the Wisconsin Elections Commission in a signed statement that she was “indefinitely confined” to her home due to Covid and therefore needed a mail-in ballot.
Schachtner posted Facebook photos of her and her husband (who also claimed to be indefinitely confined) outside enjoying themselves.
It’s National Public Lands Day and Hunting & Fishing Day! So Joe and I are going to get out and enjoy all the wonderful natural resources that our state has to offer- I hope you will too!
Schachtner was seen out and about campaigning with treasurer Sarah Godlewski in October.
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Schachtner and her husband Joseph appear on the Wisconsin Elections Commission list of nearly 250,000 voters who signed a statement on their mail-in ballots that they were indefinitely confined to their homes because of “because of age, physical illness or infirmity” or if they are “disabled for an indefinite period.”
The Wisconsin Elections Commission’s list of indefinitely confined voters obtained by “The Dan O’Donnell Show” includes both Schachtner, a Democrat from Somerset who lost her bid for re-election last month, and her husband.
Senator Schachtner has not yet responded to repeated requests for comment.
Wisconsin Statute 12.13 defines election fraud as making “false statements to the municipal clerk, board of election commissioners, or any other election official whether or not under oath.”
A false statement of indefinite confinement is a false statement to elections officials, and thus could be a Class I felony punishable by 3.5 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000.
Additionally, making “false statements in order to obtain an absentee ballot” is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine “of not more than $1,000, not more than six-months imprisonment or both.”