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Dane Co. (Madison, WI) Sheriff says he won't stop felon voters
Media Trackers ^ | 10/08/12 | Brian Sikma

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 won’t stop ineligible felon voters from casting a ballot. An internal memo from the Dane County Sheriff’s 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: danecounty; electionfraud; felonvote; fraud; gab; inmates; leo; madison; sheriff; votefraud; voterfraud; wi2012; wisconsin
Voter fraud being facilitated by "law enforcement officers" in Wisconsin. Imagine that! (sarc)
1 posted on 10/09/2012 4:54:51 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady
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To: Wisconsinlady

If this gets enough publicity, it could get the criminally liberal sheriff fired. Let’s get it enough publicity.


2 posted on 10/09/2012 4:58:27 PM PDT by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: Wisconsinlady
Voter fraud being facilitated by "law enforcement officers" in Wisconsin. Imagine that!

Not just "law enforcement officers - unionized law enforcement officers.

3 posted on 10/09/2012 5:00:25 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Wisconsinlady

So is this how it works now? Pick and choose the laws you want to enforce? Seems everybody is doing it.


4 posted on 10/09/2012 5:00:52 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Wisconsinlady

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


5 posted on 10/09/2012 5:01:19 PM PDT by Kenny (<p)
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To: Wisconsinlady

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?


6 posted on 10/09/2012 5:07:54 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Wisconsinlady

And you think that you still have a republic of laws?

Seriously?


7 posted on 10/09/2012 5:11:41 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: Wisconsinlady

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.


8 posted on 10/09/2012 5:13:09 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Wisconsinlady; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; JPG; bushwon; ...

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.


9 posted on 10/09/2012 5:13:09 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: House Atreides

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.


10 posted on 10/09/2012 5:17:50 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady ("When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Wisconsinlady

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.


11 posted on 10/09/2012 5:24:12 PM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: Truth29

The VOTERS have leverage over sheriffs in WI. In this case, the voters live in Dane County which is a little center of insanity.


12 posted on 10/09/2012 5:25:20 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: House Atreides

Madison - 30 square miles of liberal swamp surrounded by reality.


13 posted on 10/09/2012 5:25:35 PM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

This would seem to go beyond “officer discretion” into flat out abdicating to enforce the law?


14 posted on 10/09/2012 5:26:44 PM PDT by Leep (Forward! to serfdom)
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To: exit82
"The Governor and his Attorney General need to get on this and read this clown the Riot Act."

writ of mandamus?

15 posted on 10/09/2012 5:27:45 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Leep

Aiding and abetting.


16 posted on 10/09/2012 5:35:46 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

I’m shocked, shocked to find out....nah, not really.

LEOs will be LEOs.


17 posted on 10/09/2012 5:36:56 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
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To: Wisconsinlady

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?


18 posted on 10/09/2012 5:37:44 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Wisconsinlady
Aren't most people in a county lockup awaiting trial and are therefor innocent, or at least not convicted? The sheriff can say it's not his duty but the county election officials to sort it all out.

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?

19 posted on 10/09/2012 5:40:32 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Someone needs to contact the County Coroner and have him/her arrest this yahoo.


In most states the County Coroner has the official legal power to arrest the County Sheriff.
20 posted on 10/09/2012 5:45:19 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Wisconsinlady
Isn't "aiding and abetting" illegal?

21 posted on 10/09/2012 5:51:42 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Wisconsinlady

So the liberal Sheriff won’t enforce Wisconsin law. He should be fired.


22 posted on 10/09/2012 5:54:25 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: Wisconsinlady
Another so called "sheriff" refusing to do his job. There seems to be a lot of that going around these days. Probably a union thing.

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.

23 posted on 10/09/2012 6:05:14 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: Wisconsinlady
Well I hope that Gov Scott Walker and his Repub AG would get off their asses and publicly blast this Dane Cty sheriff AND declare that he will be charged with criminal conduct & negligence unless he publicly states that he apologizes and will follow the law. I like Gov Walker..but he is far too complacent & laid back. He lets these rogue judges & rogue law enforcement just run rough shod over him. As much as I hate the demoRATs, try refusing to enforce a liberal law in a state with a demoRAT governor & AG, and they will file multiple lawsuits against you so fast, it would make your head spin.

Come on Walker....grow some balls and start fighting back!

24 posted on 10/09/2012 6:10:29 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Tainan

Interesting info!


25 posted on 10/09/2012 6:33:14 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: jeffc

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.


26 posted on 10/09/2012 6:48:03 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Time to get some serious cracking down done.


27 posted on 10/09/2012 7:08:13 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Wisconsinlady

But I’ll still be arrested when I break the law right?


28 posted on 10/09/2012 7:28:40 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Wisconsinlady
Welcome to the Peoples Republic of Dane County.
29 posted on 10/09/2012 7:43:50 PM PDT by Hamilcar_Barca (Keep the main thing, the main thing - defeat Obama)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Hmmm, gives me something to check at the polling station I work at when it’s time to run the absentee ballots.


30 posted on 10/09/2012 8:27:43 PM PDT by Ellendra (http://www.ustrendy.com/ellendra-nauriel/portfolio/18423/concealed-couture/)
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To: Wisconsinlady

We are now a Banana Republic......WITHOUT the bananas!


31 posted on 10/10/2012 6:06:28 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Wisconsinlady
In Wisconsin an individual serving jail time for a felony or under parole or supervision for a felony may not cast a ballot.

Then again, they may.
32 posted on 10/10/2012 7:51:52 AM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Wouldn’t this make him an accessory to a crime?


33 posted on 10/10/2012 7:57:46 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: jeffc

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!!!


34 posted on 10/10/2012 9:45:25 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: afraidfortherepublic

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.


35 posted on 10/10/2012 11:35:43 AM PDT by Ellendra (http://www.ustrendy.com/ellendra-nauriel/portfolio/18423/concealed-couture/)
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To: Truth29

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.


36 posted on 10/11/2012 12:31:57 AM PDT by itssme
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