Skip to comments.Dane Co. (Madison, WI) Sheriff says he won't stop felon voters
Posted on 10/09/2012 4:54:40 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady
In a battleground state where voter fraud has been an issue in previous presidential elections, one leading county sheriff is saying his office wont stop ineligible felon voters from casting a ballot. An internal memo from the Dane County Sheriffs Office instructed deputies and other staff assigned to the county jail to facilitate the absentee ballot requests of inmates. Sent from Lt. Mark Twombly, the memo specifically instructed law enforcement officials to not check on the felony status of inmates and to help everyone vote regardless of their criminal record. In Wisconsin an individual serving jail time for a felony or under parole or supervision for a felony may not cast a ballot.
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If this gets enough publicity, it could get the criminally liberal sheriff fired. Let’s get it enough publicity.
Not just "law enforcement officers - unionized law enforcement officers.
So is this how it works now? Pick and choose the laws you want to enforce? Seems everybody is doing it.
We’re too complacent about voter fraud. We hear stories and say “there they go again” but it’s too serious to blow off as business-as-usual.
Voter fraud is illegal and therefore this guy is helping his already incarcerated population to break the law yet again, partially with his blessing.
We all need to hit every instance of voter fraud with everything we’ve got. Otherwise, like Chavez, Obama will win whether the American people vote him in or not
This kind of lawlessness is hard to address by the public, but I wonder if the Governor could have the state police pay the sheriff a visit or some other arm of government that has leverage over him?
And you think that you still have a republic of laws?
Everytime I hear anything bad coming out of Wisconsin, it seems to be coming out of, or caused by, Dane county and its inhabitants.
What a wonderful state Wisconsin would be if they could excise Dane county and drop it into Illinois.
Wisconsin voter fraud being aided by Dane Co. Sheriff. This is the same jerk who refused to arrest law breakers during the Capital Building takeover last winter and refused to protect our Republican Senators as they tried to get to work while the Dems were hiding out in Illinois.
FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.
Dane County (Potsmoking, dirty hippies)and Milwaukee County (3rd generation welfare families) continue to keep Wisconsin blue, while the rest of the state is conservative and red. Unfortunately, all the fraud is coming out of these two counties also. Plus, they drive up from Illinois in busloads to vote in our southern counties.
If this is a state law, the Sheriff doesn’t have a say about enforcing it.
The Governor and his Attorney General need to get on this and read this clown the Riot Act.
Dane County has been in a state of lawlessness long enough.
The VOTERS have leverage over sheriffs in WI. In this case, the voters live in Dane County which is a little center of insanity.
Madison - 30 square miles of liberal swamp surrounded by reality.
This would seem to go beyond “officer discretion” into flat out abdicating to enforce the law?
writ of mandamus?
Aiding and abetting.
I’m shocked, shocked to find out....nah, not really.
LEOs will be LEOs.
Well, then, how about a Republican state Governor sending in State Police to remove this ahole’s badge and gun and his ass from office?
Is there NO “controlling legal authority” willing to do anything to stop this crap?
Still, he could help prevent an illegal act (felon voting), but it looks like he gets his marching orders from Democrats. gotta' get those Bammy' votes in, even if they are illegal! Will the sheriff go dig up some dead voters, too?
So the liberal Sheriff won’t enforce Wisconsin law. He should be fired.
I guess this helps explain why Sheriff Joe Arpaio is so popular. He's one of a kind. He takes his jobs seriously and makes sure it is getting done.
Come on Walker....grow some balls and start fighting back!
If they have a felony conviction on their records, their names are on a special list which is at each polling place (covering that municipality). Their names also should have been purged from the poll book. In actual fact, the person registering new voters has the felon list and is supposed to check it when each new person fills out registration papers. Nobody else sees the list — just the registrar.
In actual fact, however, if it is a busy election with long lines (like the 2008 Presidential) it would be easy for someone to slip through the cracks. It’s one more thing for the registrar to check, and most of the polling places rotate jobs every hour. Therefore, a new person at that duty station may not be up to speed the first half hour of registering people.
There were a couple of people caught in a previous election and prosecuted this past year. Of course their votes had already been counted.
The law in Wisconsin is that a felon may not vote until they are “off paper”, IOW they are no longer on probation.
Time to get some serious cracking down done.
But I’ll still be arrested when I break the law right?
Hmmm, gives me something to check at the polling station I work at when it’s time to run the absentee ballots.
We are now a Banana Republic......WITHOUT the bananas!
Wouldn’t this make him an accessory to a crime?
Trust me—Think thru your comment, please!
There probably isn’t ONE SINGLE jail in the entire country that doesn’t have inmates who are not ALREADY felons from PRIOR convictions!!!
I passed this article on the the folks in charge of overseeing elections in Fitchburg. They hadn’t heard of this, but said they’d be meeting to figure out how best to respond.
At least one town will be ready to deal with this stunt.
Contact Govenor Walker’s office...find out what they are doing, what we can do as citizens, to stop this Sheriff. Go to Wisconsin’s freeper locale page and leave a message for the folks in Wisconsin to make this a big issue and do whatever they can to get rid of this sheriff and/or stop him from highjacking the vote. C’mon Wisconsin, and the rest of us, let’s send this info to every conservative talk show host and see what can be done. It’s vote fraud, and we have to scream it loud and clear and crush the aholes who attempt it.