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MADISON, Wis. — Prosecutors brought voter fraud charges Thursday against a man who ordered absentee ballots in the names of two others to bolster his claims that breaking election laws is easy.
The endeavor to show election fraud is possible earned conservative activist Harry Wait two felony and two misdemeanor charges. In an interview, Wait said he stood by his decision to request that ballots be sent to his home in the names of the speaker of the state Assembly and the mayor of Racine, Wis.
“In hindsight, I’d do it all over again a hundred times over,” Wait said.
Wait is the president of a group called HOT Government, which derives its name from its pledge to advocate for “honest, open and transparent government.” He has used his platform for the last two years to question the state’s election laws and practices.
In July, he used a state online portal called MyVote Wisconsin to request primary ballots in the names of Assembly Speaker Robin…
This article was written by Patrick Marley and originally published on www.washingtonpost.com