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Letter to the Editor | Election integrity requires simplicity and transparency | By Sue True

January 18, 2024 – I am interested in sharing my report regarding election integrity; however, it’s a long one – so I’m attaching it for your review HERE.  The report has already been shared with my state legislators as evidence of why Ranked Choice Voting Bills (AB563/SB528) or Monday Count Bills (AB567) are a step in the wrong direction. Election Integrity requires Simplicity and Transparency.


As summarized in the report, Washington County is not immune to election vulnerabilities.

I believe it will also help to reference the following links to documentaries from Rep. Janel Brandtjen and Peter Bernegger regarding the complex processing/potential firmware associated with the use of electronic tabulators. (I don’t believe many people are aware).  Plus, I believe complex machine processing of ballots would have to accommodate any form of Ranked Choice Voting, which is why I’d also like to spread the importance of “voluntary hand counting” of ballots (decided by the Municipal Clerks?) immediately following the close of polls.

The immediate purpose of this column is to encourage readers to email/call their state reps/senators in opposition to any form of Ranked Choice Voting (AB563/SB528) and Monday Count Bills (AB567) with the emphasis on Election Integrity Requires Simplicity and Transparency. AB563/SB528  and AB567 further complicate the process.

Sue True
West Bend, WI


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