Milwaukee Voter Fraud Update
Though few in the establishsed media have been covering it, we have been actively following the Milwaukee voter fraud story. Here is the latest:
A task force looking into potential voter fraud on Election Day  said Tuesday that it found more than 200 felons voted illegally and more than 100 instances of people voting twice or using fake names and addresses.
The investigators found hundreds of fraudulent votes in all and counted 4,600 more ballots than registered voters in Milwaukee - but did not uncover any proof of a plot to alter the outcome of the hotly contested presidential race in Wisconsin's largest city. They also found ballots cast using the names of dead people.
That's right, Milwaukee had more votes cast than it had registered voters, and no one seems to care enough to make this a front page story.
There may be no evidence of a conspiracy, but the Dems certainly planned for this. Back in October 2004, we reported that Milwaukee County Dems were pushing to print over twice as many ballots as they did for the 2000 election. One commenter pointed out:
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, a local co-chairman of Sen. John Kerry (news - web sites)'s campaign, wants the county to print 938,000 ballots, far more than the usual number, to accommodate a flood of new voters. But County Executive Scott Walker, a local co-chairman of President Bush (news - web sites)'s re-election campaign, is giving the city 679,000 ballots - 10,000 more than were printed for the last presidential election. He says having a large number of excess ballots would be an opportunity for fraud
To which we added:
In the 2000 census, Milwaukee County had 940,164 residents. Now I don't know how many of those are under 18, but it seems pretty unlikely that the county will need 938,000 ballots. ... they are printing 10,000 more than were printed last time, not 10,000 more than were USED last time. According to one source 432,694 [votes were cast in the last election]. (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/936812/posts) Do you really think that Milwaukee County will legitimately need over TWICE as many ballots as it did last time?
So here we are months after the election. Kerry won Wisconsin by roughly 11,000 votes. In Milwaukee County there were more votes cast than there were registered voters. And Democratic Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle has vetoed legislation that would stamp out voter fraud by ending same-day registration in Wisconsin, playing the race card in the process and trumpeting the state's artifically high voter turnout:
But one of the most overlooked stories of the last election is that in Wisconsin almost 3 million people voted - ranking our state third in the nation in voter turnout, with more than 75%.
As a state, we should be very proud of our high turnout, and as we look to reform our election laws, we should be working to build on that leadership because we still have 25% of our eligible population not participating.
That's such a dishonest way to characterize the facts that I'm left almost speechless. What's next, will Doyle be spinning this report by saying "We should be very proud that in Wisconsin, our dead people continue to have a voice. However, there are some dead people still not voting, so as we reform our laws we need to to keep their interests in mind and work toward 100% dead-voter turnout."
Anybody who is legitimately concerned about fairness and committed to the idea of "democracy" should be outraged by these events. That the Dems are working to keep this voter fraud institutionalized and even working to accommodate it should tell you something - they love democracy as long as the people pick them; if they don't, then to hell with it.
Posted by jkhat at May 11, 2005 12:14 PM
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|# May 11th, 2005 1:18 PM PackerFan63|
|Oh, there is so much more to this story. Before the 2004 election, the City of Milwaukee's Election Commissioner went into hiding from the media, despite numerous reports of outside groups being paid to fake voter registrations. After the election, she took a two month leave of absence followed by her resignation. There were similar reports out of Racine County, just south of Milwaukee county. And the reason there is not enough evidence for any criminal charges? The records are so poorly kept that no one knows exactly what happened!
Thank God Bush won in Ohio. The investigations in Wisconsin would have made Florida look like a walk in the park.
|# May 12th, 2005 12:15 AM no2lefties|
|Had Bush not won Ohio, the Democrats would've succeeded in stealing the election, after almost pulling it off in 2000.
The investigations would've been incredible, but by now it would be too late.
|# May 13th, 2005 10:16 AM trn57|
|There is no legitimate reason to not support some form if ID at the polls, especially after the report issued by the local US atty. But once again Doyle goes against popular opinion and vetos an ID bill on a Friday evening w/o making any statement why.
Let Fraud rule Doyle!
|# May 14th, 2005 9:34 PM secondclasscitizen|
|I think I have a good reason to object to ID at the polls. Back in 1988 I was temporarily homeless for four months and my driver license expired during that time and I was unable to renew it without a valid street address. (I would have used my employer's address, except that it was right down the street from DMV and they would have recognized it as an office and I didn't think they'd let me do that.) While I had ID, it was expired and therefore not valid. I voted in person and was not asked for ID, as I had lived in the princinct for several years and voted in every election (really) and was known to the poll workers. I'd be really PO'd if I got into a similar situation and was unable to vote because I didn't have the right ID. |
|# May 14th, 2005 10:10 PM james|
|in other words, secondclasscitizen, you think that in order to protect the rights of all 3 people in your situation nationwide, we should let fraud run rampant. give me a break.