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.
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Sorry couldn't resists, this whole smelly mess of a Republican primary is getting sillier and sillier everyday with no end in sight.
Yeah, it is a tighter statute than I am used to. Which is a good thing.
“In reality, He is a socialist democrat after all.”
Cold-Cut Case? Wisconsin Democrats Accuse Romney of Subs for Votes
PEWAUKEE, Wis. When GOP front-runner Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., gathered at a sandwich shop in Waukesha today to drum up support for Romney in the Badger State primary, they might have been engaging in subs-for-votes election bribery, according to the states Democratic Party.
The Democratic Party of Wisconsin issued a complaint of bribery hours after the event, holding a news conference in downtown Milwaukee to air its grievances.
It is a clear violation of Wisconsin election law, cut and dry, the Democrat Partys representative in Wisconsin told ABC News.
The group is filing its complaint with the state Government Accountability Board, which oversees the elections and will handle the complaint going forward.
So if you give nursing home residents a free ride to the poll, you would be breaking the law? The ride is something of value.
I really have to laugh thinking about Republicans giving free sandwiches is buying a vote. My bigoted view of Democrats busing in impoverished illegals and giving them free food is comparable to this story? The lily white blond middle-class woman featured in the video just does not fit the image I have of the voter fraud template of Democrats buying votes, busing left-wing students across state lines, and raising the dead.
Oh the hysteria, the hysteria.
I’d like to see Mitt’s butt handed to him on a platter for $1.
“I really have to laugh thinking about Republicans giving free sandwiches is buying a vote.”
Poll workers in parts of Wisconsin were urged this year not to accept donuts from candidates, according to the Appleton Post-Crescent, which also reported that the Obama campaign in 2008 could not provide box lunches to election workers in Milwaukee.
I know a lot of Walmarts who are in trouble.
“Id like to see Mitts butt handed to him on a platter for $1.”
I can’t decide if such an offering would be priceless or worthless.
In California, we used to get a free cup of coffee at Sambo's, or any of several other restaurants, if we showed the waitress our ballot stub, indicating that we had voted.
Around the mid to late 70s, even that was outlawed completely.
Since we moved out of the state in 1984, can't say if it's still that way or not...but it is here in SD.
Wisconsin Romney Campaign Under Investigation for Offering Free Coousin’s Subs to Vote in Waukesha ping
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Didn’t they outlaw “Sambos” too? They had to change their name, as I remember.
Myth Romney has a “pass” for now from the MSM
to lie and cheat whenever he wants.
Which is always.
LOL The Left should know. It’s on their voter registration. Can you bribe, cheat, lie and steal and be dishonest throughout the process of anything against your country.
And yet the Dims will juice up and bus winos to voting polls. Gives me mixed feelings that a "Repub" would do it during the primaries, but also think we should match Dim dirty tricks step-for-step in Nov. and insist they get the same scrutiny as we do. Else, we'll lose for sure, no matter who we prop up on stage.
The the DA better also go back and investigate the Democrats who paid voters with carton of smokes.
Happens all the time (Free Cig’s, beer, rides to polls, etc.)
“Romney is not someone I would ever want to work for or associate with in any way.”
From all the anti-Romney sentiments expressed on FR that many of us are going to either (1) vote for Obama, or (2) not vote at all.
Romney has a lot of negatives, but I doubt that he would rule by executive order with a stated intent of transforming America into a socialist dictatorship.
Romney has a lot of negatives, but I doubt that he would rule by executive order with a stated intent of transforming America into a socialist dictatorship
Why not come and visit us in the People’s Republic of Massachuetts. Don’t forget to leave your pepper spray, stun guns, swiss army knives and shhhhhh! pistols at home.
And whatever you do. don’t bring your children. Good ole Maggot Mitt has opened the door for the sodomites.
Oh ya, I forgot. he thinks it’s okay for girls under the age of 16 to have abortions without the knowledge and consent of their parents.
Hell, he and his sweet wife are up to their eyeballs in the blood of the innocent, You know, the most defenseless of God’s creatures! !
Shhh! Don’t tell anyone that their legacy here in the people’s republic is of death and destruction!
SHHHH! don’t tell anyone! They may think you are talking about Obama. shhhhh!.......
Hmmmm! sounds an awful lot like a Socialist Dictatorship to me!
Do you really believe that a leopard can change it’s spots?
JUST DREAMIN OF THE SHIRE!!! ALMOST THERE! ALMOST THERE!
“LIVE FREE OR DIE COUNTRY.” Although I would prefer Texas!
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:
I know.. It was like a SNL skit.I’ve lost all respect for Paul Ryan now and he’s my Congressman.
Marguerite, I don’t want to receive posts about Newt anymore.
He is a non factor in the process now.