Skip to comments.3 dropped as [WI] voter registration workers; felonies flagged
Posted on 10/20/2012 5:50:15 PM PDT by bjorn14
Three felons - including one man convicted of multiple counts of forgery - have had their status revoked as voter registration workers in Milwaukee and have been referred to county prosecutors after the Journal Sentinel flagged their criminal backgrounds to city officials.
The three men had been authorized by the Milwaukee Election Commission as so-called special registration deputies, a role that state election officials say is off-limits to felons under state law.
Checks by the newspaper turned up 11 people in all with apparent criminal convictions ranging from misdemeanor sexual assault to felony drug possession who have been authorized to register voters in Milwaukee. A person convicted of a misdemeanor is not automatically disqualified from serving as a special registration deputy.
The newspaper turned up the names by matching a database of convicted criminals against voter registration workers in the city with the same address and same full name, including middle initial.
Neil Albrecht, executive director of the Milwaukee Election Commission, stressed that there is no public evidence that any fraud in registering voters has been committed, let alone any evidence that fraudulent votes are being planned. Albrecht said his agency does not run criminal background checks on deputies when they are signed up but had law enforcement confirm the newspaper's finding after being contacted by the newspaper.
"Our course of action will be terminate the (deputies) based on these findings. We're going to examine our future processes for engaging people in this line of work," Albrecht said.
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“In Wisconsin, Community Voters operates just in Milwaukee.”
Are they a rat org?
To refresh your memory, a worker in Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchey's office (he opposes voter I.D.) was uncovered committing voter fraud. Tee hee hee
Who better to collect signatures of people in order that they can vote than a forger.
Clamping down on voter fraud — 3 felon voter registration deputies fired
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