jsonline: As Democrats were seeking access to Republican redistricting files last year, hundreds of thousands of computer files were deleted from state computers used by GOP aides, according to documents filed Thursday in federal court in Milwaukee.
Democratic plaintiffs alleged in the court filing that someone logged in as a Republican aide deleted hundreds of thousands of redistricting files from one of the computers shortly after Democrats took control of the state Senate. Republicans had retained for the Senate the firm Michael Best & Friedrich to help drawn the maps, and after Democrats took over the Senate they demanded the case file from the firm.
The firm agreed to provide the files, but before doing so hundreds of thousands of files were deleted, according to the court documents. "The meaning of this...cannot be known unless and until the deleted files are recovered and reviewed," one of the filings said of the deletions.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
The Lawless Republican Controlled Legislature. Can anything Stop Them?
I'm not going to say much here, because all of this is just getting ridiculous. We did learn a few things from the Republican takeover of our state; destroying evidence is okay with conservative voters and talk show hosts, and it keeps politicians out of prison. No harm done.