Thursday, May 2, 2013

Voter Fraud Rampant in Wisconsin? Colorado Republicans make that claim.

Same day registration is not only the target of Colorado Republicans, in their efforts to suppress the vote, they’re now using Wisconsin to make their case. Did you know Wisconsin was the poster child for same day registration voter fraud?

This amazingly partisan article got a few good chuckles out of me. Notice how Democrats are “ramming” legislation through, unlike the Scott Walker Republican legislature with voter ID. The Democratic push back in Colorado is refreshing and encouraged:
Free Beacon: Colorado’s Democratic-controlled state legislature is ramming through an election bill that critics say will open the door to voter fraud and intimidation.

The “Voter Access and Modernized Elections Act” is under consideration amid accusations that Republicans in other states have tried to suppress the vote by passing laws that require some form of identification in order to vote. The Colorado law would make mail-in ballots mandatory while eliminating local polling places and allowing people to vote on the same day they register.

Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler, a Republican who has been an outspoken opponent of the bill said the two main provisions of the bill are “a recipe for fraud” … Wisconsin and Minnesota both have same day registration, and they have both seen large problems with fraud, Gessler said.
Really? Gessler does know that people in Wisconsin can read his ridiculous comments through one of the many internet tubes we can access? Another blog post will deal with outright Republican hypocrisy on recall elections based on one issue. Namely, guns.


Bill Murray said...

First page of the report, we're not supported by anyone, but we're doing it anyway:
"When the task force was formed, the United States Attorney’s Office and Federal Bureau of
Investigation limited their participation to the investigation of potential criminal violations.
These agencies indicated that they would not be involved in any general evaluation of election
procedures. As such, the recommendations and findings in this report are those of the Special Investigations Unit of the Milwaukee Police Department and do not reflect the views of the
United States Department of Justice, the United States Attorney's Office, the Federal Bureau of
Investigation, or any other member of the task force.
In 2004 the Milwaukee County District
Attorney’s Office, at the dire
ction of District
Attorney E.
Michael McCann, participat
ed with federal author
ities and the Mi
lwaukee Police Fo
rce in a Joint
Task Force investigating possible voter fraud. To
day’s Report is issued
by the Milwaukee Police
Department’s Special Investigations Unit, and contains that unit’s investigative findings, opinions and recommendations, especially relating to the management of elections within the City of Milwaukee. The findings, opinions and recommendations expressed in this Report will be closely considered by District attorney John Chisholm as relevant to the investigation of future allegations of election related misconduct,but this office did not participate in the preparation of the report and is not endorsing the findings, opinions or recommendations of the
report at this time"

Democurmudgeon said...

Classic wasn't it. That's why I didn't include the link or report.

But I did ask Journal Sentinel's Craig Gilbert to check on the final results of the fraud tally from 2004, just to make sure. I hope he looks, now that Colorado Republicans have made such a big deal about it.

Democurmudgeon said...

My search did not turn up anything from the js archives that far back.