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(GOP beat 'Rats at their game) WI Democrats want ouster of 6 in recall for faking party affiliation
TwinCities.com ^ | April 12, 2012 | Todd Richmond

Posted on 04/14/2012 9:34:50 AM PDT by no dems

Democrats demanded Thursday, April 12, that state elections officials disqualify a half-dozen Republicans running as fake Democrats in this spring's recall primary elections, saying the candidates lied about their party affiliation.

The Democrats' attorney, Jeremy Levinson, filed a complaint with the Government Accountability Board alleging that the state GOP has openly acknowledged the candidates aren't Democrats, but the candidates falsely claimed they were in papers filed with the board and on their nomination papers.

Levinson accused the candidates of committing election fraud. He called for the board to keep them off the ballot and open an investigation.

"The fraudulent candidates and the Republican Party of Wisconsin have explicitly acknowledged that, in fact, these fraudulent primary candidates are part of an effort to manipulate the electoral process in support of Republican incumbents facing recall," Levinson wrote.

State Republican Party spokesman Ben Sparks called the complaint a publicity stunt. He noted the accountability board knew Republicans used fake Democratic candidates in state Senate recall elections and still put them on the ballot.

"We're confident that each of the candidates will appear on the...ballot," Sparks said in a statement.

Accountability board spokesman Reid Magney said the board would address the complaint during a meeting Tuesday to set the ballots.

Democrats have forced Republican Gov. Scott Walker, Republican Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and four GOP state senators into recall elections as punishment for passing a law last year that stripped most public workers of nearly all their union rights. The accountability board has scheduled elections for May 8 and June 5. If any primaries are necessary, they'll be held on May 8. Sparks said earlier this month the party would run what he called "recall protest candidates" to ensure a Democratic primary takes place in every race on May 8. The move would guarantee no Republican incumbents face a general election that day, when Democrats likely will turn out en masse to decide between four Democrats vying to challenge Walker. It also would give the incumbents another month to campaign.

Levinson alleged the candidates filed with the accountability board campaign registration statements and sworn candidacy declarations stating they're affiliated with the Democratic Party. They also circulated nomination papers stating they represented the party, he added.

Falsifying nomination papers disenfranchised Democratic supporters, Levinson said. Since people can sign only one candidate's nomination paper per office, anyone who signed a fake Democrat's papers lost an opportunity to nominate a legitimate Democrat, he argued.

"The Republican Party of Wisconsin's scheme," Levinson wrote, "involves serial election fraud and invalidates each of the six phony candidacies."


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: bensparks; jeremylevinson; recall
Finally; some Pubbies with some ba**s.
1 posted on 04/14/2012 9:34:57 AM PDT by no dems
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To: no dems
Eh? .. I did WHAT?

Oh, that ....wellll ...

GFY.

2 posted on 04/14/2012 9:37:55 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: no dems

In another article, that I can’t find right now, an Election Official said the GOP’s candidates will more than likely stay on the ballot. You can’t keep someone from running because of their “past” Party affiliation.

YEEEEEEHAW!


3 posted on 04/14/2012 9:37:55 AM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: no dems
Falsifying nomination papers disenfranchised Democratic supporters,...

In other words, most democrat voters are so stupid they couldn't win a game of chess against a box of rocks.

4 posted on 04/14/2012 9:39:52 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS

It’s refreshing to me that they have used the stupidity of the opponents voting block against the opponent!


5 posted on 04/14/2012 9:43:38 AM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: no dems

Gee....what’s the problem? The RAT party has been sending their people to run as Republicans for years. Just look at the examples. Snowe. Collins. Graham. McCain. McConnell. Murkowski. Romney. And more.


6 posted on 04/14/2012 9:47:29 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: no dems

Hey Dems, you reap what you sow! How many fake ‘Tea Party’ candidates have you placed on ballots? I rest my case!


7 posted on 04/14/2012 9:50:21 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: no dems
Falsifying nomination papers disenfranchised Democratic supporters, Levinson said.

Someone explain to me how this differs in substance to an "open" primary, where Democrats get to choose MY Republican candidate?

The Dems claim that is perfectly fair, no disenfranchisement of Republican voters.

8 posted on 04/14/2012 9:54:32 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: EGPWS

Remember, it was the Democrats in Palm Beach County that were so dumb they couldn’t find their Presidential candidate on the ballot. And when they did they were too retarded to punch the chad properly.

Har har har har

I wouldn’t be too surprised to learn that all that is required to get benefits for being handicapped [mentally] is a voter registration card with (D) on it.


9 posted on 04/14/2012 10:00:27 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: no dems
If memory serves, were't Micky Mouse and Donald Duck accepted signatories of the recall petition?

Something coming back to bite the Socialist election thieves on the a$$?

10 posted on 04/14/2012 10:07:40 AM PDT by jonascord (Any Democrat. Classic examples of the Downing Effect.)
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To: EGPWS

I have changed the epithet from the proverbial “box of rocks” to a “sack of dog crap”.

The reason is; that I can use rocks as aggregate or as weapons. Thus it has some value beyond its inanimate status.

Dog crap is completely useless. It just smells bad and it doesn’t even make good fertilizer.

;-)


11 posted on 04/14/2012 10:07:40 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: no dems

I thought this came up last year and it was pointed out that recall primaries are NOT partisan primaries?

After all, a non-partisan primary is really the only thing that makes sense for a proper recall. Recalls are not meant to be a “do-over” when the losing party is upset that they lost, but rather a mechanism to get rid of an elected official who is doing something wrong, often (but not necessarily) criminal. It makes no sense to limit the voters to the party they rejected last time, or a “wrong doer” incumbent.

I’m pretty sure that’s why most states run their recalls the other way around — vote on whether or not the incumbent should be removed, then you decide on who will replace.


12 posted on 04/14/2012 10:07:51 AM PDT by lgwdnbdgr
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To: jonascord
If memory serves, were't Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck accepted signatories of the recall petition?

But that was against the evil Walker. This is different!

This whole thing is a complete farce. Walker and co. had better survive this.

13 posted on 04/14/2012 11:07:02 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: no dems

Liberals run in the GOP all the time, from Bloomberg, to Romney to David Duke


14 posted on 04/14/2012 11:32:24 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: newzjunkey
These are DEMOCRATS! The results justify any means.

That translates into, "We will and have lied cheated, stolen and murdered to save te proles from themselves! There is morality only in victory."

If you will recall, these are the same animals who slashed the tires of Republican voter transport vans the night before the election, in 2008, and WALKED.

Every one knows the actual solution to what must be done to democrats to assure an honest election, but they are words that must never be spoken...

15 posted on 04/14/2012 11:44:18 AM PDT by jonascord (Any Democrat. Classic examples of the Downing Effect.)
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To: no dems

brilliant....elongate the process...I think there is no limit to the amount of money Walker can raise in defense of his recall.


16 posted on 04/14/2012 11:47:11 AM PDT by stylin19a
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To: no dems

Doesn’t the Progressive macho-man who cries foul want to cry foul about Mickey Mouse’s signature being declared as valid on recall petitions?

(The sound of crickets chirping when some fraudulent signatures were brought to light a while back.)

IMHO


17 posted on 04/14/2012 12:17:07 PM PDT by ripley
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To: originalbuckeye

Are you asking me? I haven’t placed any fake Tea Party candidates on ballots. But, the slimey DemocRATS have.


18 posted on 04/14/2012 12:37:22 PM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: originalbuckeye

OH, MY BAD. Sorry. I see that you addressed your comment to “Dems” not “no dems”. Sorry.


19 posted on 04/14/2012 12:38:21 PM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: lgwdnbdgr

I thought this came up last year and it was pointed out that recall primaries are NOT partisan primaries?
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Great point. Thanks.


20 posted on 04/14/2012 12:39:54 PM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: stylin19a

And the millions of $$$ that the Unions are spending, they won’t have to spend to help Obozo in the Fall. Hee Hee!!


21 posted on 04/14/2012 12:41:25 PM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: no dems

It’s an absurd complaint, because anybody can join any political party they want. If republicans want to try to make the democratic party conservative, by running for office as democrats, nothing can stop them.

The democratic party is free to run ads claiming that these candidates don’t meet their standards. But lets face it, if we could kick people out of elections because they weren’t in tune with the party, we wouldn’t have to have primaries.

The recall election process actually has a severe flaw — the opposition party gets to run a primary to pick a candidate, but the party of the person in power doesn’t — they are stuck with the candidate in office already. So there’s no way a court would deny other republicans the right to try to run for the office.


22 posted on 04/14/2012 1:19:24 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: no dems; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ...

Wisconsin Dems try to disqualify Repubicans running as Democrats ping

FReep Mail me if you want to be on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


23 posted on 04/14/2012 1:24:16 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: no dems
Finally; some Pubbies with some ba**s.

Wow..!
My first thought exactly. I love it that there are at least some Republicans in this country who take joy in rubbing the Democrats' diapers in their faces, just like they deserve.

24 posted on 04/14/2012 1:41:33 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: afraidfortherepublic
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25 posted on 04/14/2012 1:41:33 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: no dems

LOL, I love it when Republicans do things like this.


26 posted on 04/14/2012 1:51:44 PM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: kevslisababy

-——they have used the stupidity of the opponents———

Another problem is that dead union members can’t be taught to not vote for a fake democrat.


27 posted on 04/14/2012 1:55:10 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: gorush

Way to go, gorush! I received that picture in my email 7 times in the last 2 days! I just love it.


28 posted on 04/14/2012 1:58:32 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I guess I’m behind the curve...just got it yesterday. It looks photo-shopped to me...hope not.


29 posted on 04/14/2012 2:00:49 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

It says Walworth Co. I figured it was real. I hope so.


30 posted on 04/14/2012 2:10:13 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: stylin19a

His outreach is nationwide. The fascist party known as the Democrat is once again projecting. These folks are serious.


31 posted on 04/14/2012 2:13:20 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: gorush

Is that billboard for real man? I FRIGGIN’ LOVE IT!!!


32 posted on 04/14/2012 3:40:47 PM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: no dems

I’ve had a third person account that it exists. It looks photo-shopped to me. I hope it is real but I don’t know.


33 posted on 04/14/2012 3:44:11 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

If you play by the rules, but the other side doesn’t, than you just might be stupid. If there isn’t accountability and they do whatever they want, than essentially there are no rules. Either the rules apply to both sides, or no sides.


34 posted on 04/14/2012 6:08:05 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: no dems

There is no faking. People can run for office under any party they want.


35 posted on 04/14/2012 6:19:39 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

People can run for office under any party they want.
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That’s what I’m thinking.


36 posted on 04/14/2012 7:33:16 PM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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