Skip to comments.Waukesha Co. DA investigates alleged Mitt Romney subs-for-votes
Posted on 04/14/2012 10:00:56 PM PDT by Marguerite
A spokesperson for Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel told 27 News Schimel has launched an investigation into allegations that free sandwiches given out on election day by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney violated Wisconsin law.
Waukesha County investigator detective David Witkowski told 27 News the criminal probe began Wednesday with interviews and requests for records.
On Tuesday, April 3, Romney and Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan greeted people at a Cousins Subs restaurant on Pearl Street. News video shows Romney encouraging people to vote and inviting them to pick up free sandwiches.
"A reasonable person would understand that Romney's statement was an offer of a sandwich for individuals who were going to vote in the Republican primary, who had already voted in the Republican primary, and the sandwiches had been provided not by Cousins Subs," wrote Melissa Baldauff of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin in a complaint field with the state Government Accountability Board.
Wisconsin law bars people from offering anything valued at more than $1 as an inducement to vote.
(Excerpt) Read more at wxow.com ...
Paul Ryan: Turkey, ham, or Italian? Italian. How about you?
MR: Nice to meet you, thanks for coming by. Thanks for voting, oh, you haven't voted yet. (Looks at other lady) You got to get her to vote now, alright.
Mitt Romney: I want to thank you for voting. Get your friends to go vote. Get some friends to go with you, that's how you can legally vote multiple times. Alright, so bring your friends to the polling place, get out the vote, and if you want another sandwich there are more back there. Thanks you guys, great to be with you!
Romney is not someone I would ever want to work for or associate with in any way.
Mitt bribing people with sandwiches to go vote for him. Incredible. HOW could Ryan join him in a such cheap scam? For shame!
Watch the video:
Wisonsin. Stats. Section 12.11(1m)(a) states, in pertinent part, that any person who offers, gives, lends or promises to give or lend, or endeavors to procure, anything of value, or any office or employment or any privilege or immunity to, or for, any elector, or to or for any other person, in order to induce any elector to:
(1). Go to or refrain from going to the polls;
(2). Vote or refrain from voting;
(3). Vote or refrain from voting for or against a particular person;
(4). Vote or refrain from voting for or against a particular referendum; or on account of any elector having done any of the above.
Section 12.60(2)(b), Wis. Stats., further provides that, If a successful candidate for the legislature or U.S. congress is adjudged guilty in a criminal action of any violation of this chapter under sub. (1) (a) committed during his or her candidacy, the court shall after entering judgment certify its findings to the presiding officer of the legislative body to which the candidate was elected.
I heard he put a dog on a car.
So can he be thrown in jail before he finishes stealing the nomination with his millions in Wall Street taxpayer bailout cash and lies?
“Romney is not someone I would ever want to work for or associate with in any way.”
My blood turns cold when I look at him, is just like I’m watching a snake.
News video shows Romney encouraging people to vote and inviting them to pick up free sandwiches.
“A reasonable person would understand that Romney’s statement was an offer of a sandwich for individuals who were going to vote in the Republican primary, who had already voted in the Republican primary, and the sandwiches had been provided not by Cousins Subs,” wrote Melissa Baldauff of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin in a complaint field with the state Government Accountability Board.
If the invitation was general, no inducements were made in exchange for the the sandwiches and no electioneering was going on, it is NOT reasonable to conclude the sandwiches were being exchanged for Republican votes. Further, plaintiff has not established the value of the sandwiches.
Well . . .
I have just supported Willard Mitt Romney.
BUT THAT IS ALL HE GETS!
(And it is sure less than a vote)
At least the dog got off easier than the human beings who were killed via the $50 taxpayer-funded abortions Romney helped cement into law under Romneycare.
In reality, He is a socialist democrat after all.
Only Democrats are allowed to do that!..........
“the distribution of goods on election day is illegal”
Is that really the law in Wisconsin? In the states I am familiar with the giveaway has to be linked with electioneering for a particular candidate or party in proximity to the polls, or the specific agreement to exchange the thing for a vote.
It will be funny to watch if this multimillion dollar smear machine gets rocked over some clammy cold cuts and french bread.
Only Democrats are allowed to do that!..........
The jack is better too. In a state adjacent to mine the vassals can expect hams, turkeys, even radios and televisions. I went nuts when I first saw it but it is legal. A candidate who only puts out chicken, barbeque or gumbo is considered a real cheapskate.
“What I cannot understand is how the hell could Paul Ryan join Mitt in that outrageous scam?”
Even if there were no legal implications, the video is a disaster. Tacky beyond words. Every day this election gets mo’ stoopider an’ stoopider.
“the video is a disaster. Tacky beyond words.”
That’s what I thought too, watching it. Classless.
“Is that really the law in Wisconsin?”
I posted the law excerpt earlier. Check out post #4
Look at part (2) in the summary of the law above. Just giving the sandwich to vote is wrong; it doesn’t have to be, or believed to be, in exchange for a vote for a particular person (that’s part (3)).
I trust y’all are see just one example of why our Founder and Leader and us TEA Party Patriot FReepers like you and y’all, are totally against Romney.
Like Newt Gingrich has said along, Romney would buy the presidency if he could.