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Absentee voting for recall already far exceeds that of primary (WI)
JS Online ^ | 5-24-2 | Jason Stein & Patrick Marley

Posted on 05/24/2012 4:28:17 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

Madison - Absentee voting in the June 5 recall election already far exceeds that of the primary earlier this month.

As of Wednesday, at least 90,000 Wisconsin voters had cast an absentee ballot, up from 68,000 in the May 8 recall primary, according to the Government Accountability Board. The state elections agency gathers those numbers in its voter registration system from just over a third of the municipalities in the state, including all the state's large cities.

The figures came out as a new poll showed Gov. Scott Walker with a 5 percentage point lead over Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, similar to his advantage in other recent polls. The survey by St. Norbert College and Wisconsin Public Radio had a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.

Democrats contend the race is tightening as spending begins to even in the final two weeks of the race, and both sides have said voter turnout will be key to determining the winner. The absentee figures add more evidence the election could be a high-turnout event.

"These numbers confirm anecdotal reports we are hearing from local election officials that there is strong interest in absentee voting," said Kevin Kennedy, the accountability board's director.

In-person absentee voting started Monday and runs through 5 p.m. on June 1. Some election offices, including the city of Milwaukee Election Commission, are offering extended hours to handle demand.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: absentee; barrett; primary; recall; walker; wisconsinprimary

1 posted on 05/24/2012 4:28:35 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

Wisconsin: Absentee voting in recall exceeds absentee voting in primary

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2 posted on 05/24/2012 4:30:45 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Wonder how many dead people just voted........................


3 posted on 05/24/2012 4:40:56 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: blueyon

That’s why the corrupt left likes absentee voting - mail fraud is much safer than voting in person.


4 posted on 05/24/2012 4:53:53 AM PDT by Pollster1 (“A boy becomes a man when a man is needed.” - John Steinbeck)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I do not take this as a good sign. Probably a lot of the non-resident students voting before they leave for home plus the usual ‘rat machine fraud.

Combine that with a recent “tightening” of the polls and I wonder if the ‘rat machine is going to actually manage to steal this one after all.


5 posted on 05/24/2012 4:59:05 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: kevkrom

I have the same fear. Plus, out of state buses were spotted bringing voters to the Milwaukee polls yesterday. Now, anybody can rent a bus with an out of state license, but it raises my antennae.


6 posted on 05/24/2012 5:04:43 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

If Democrats can’t win, they resort to Plan B which is to turn the election into a three ring circus and cast doubt on the legitimacy of the outcome. I think they’re on to Plan B.


7 posted on 05/24/2012 5:15:00 AM PDT by randita
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To: randita
NOOooo. Plan "C" is the Circus.
Plan "B" is to Steal the Election.
8 posted on 05/24/2012 5:35:28 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: afraidfortherepublic

As of Wednesday, at least 90,000 Wisconsin voters had cast an absentee ballot,...And why are they NOT validating the eligibility of those ballots? This could be done before June 5.


9 posted on 05/24/2012 5:42:28 AM PDT by Safetgiver
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To: afraidfortherepublic

That`s been my concern.. the close proximity to the belly of the beast of corruption, AKA Chicago, makes fraud an easy process.


10 posted on 05/24/2012 6:05:30 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Sounds like the Unions just won - through fraud.


11 posted on 05/24/2012 6:11:03 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Safetgiver
In Pennsylvania, if, on election day, your name is on the list of absentee voters and someone comes forward and says they know that you were capable of voting in person, your absentee vote could be challenged. FIRST, however, the person contesting your vote must pay $10 to cover the costs of determining the truth of your allegation.

If Wisconsin has this same practice, I'd gladly send the money to have one of those absentee voters followed on election day AND I'd pay to cover the administrative costs.

12 posted on 05/24/2012 6:14:09 AM PDT by LoveUSA (God employs Man's strength; Satan exploits Man's weakness.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
In-person absentee voting? What the....?!

Also known as the banana republic style "voters". Voter fraud in action.

13 posted on 05/24/2012 6:23:37 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's too bad that America's "first black president" turned out to also be a communist.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
According to reports so far no buses have been seen. If you have documented facts, please share otherwise lets be careful. It is true that Walkers team is once again late to the party, claiming they had no people at the Milwaukee polls because everyone was working. Starting today the Walker team says they will have observers at all polling stations with lawyers on standby. The word making it around is the dems have spent heavily on GOTV, which our side should be doing also. Turnout will be at record highs in the state everyone will be voting. I still believe Walker is in the lead and will win in a tight election.
14 posted on 05/24/2012 6:25:57 AM PDT by John in Wisconsin
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To: LoveUSA

It just seems to me, with the computers we have today, the tax lists we have , etc. each ballot, each name, each address could be verified with a minimum of delay. Am I wrong? It seems government hasn’t kept up with technology and DOES’NT want to.


15 posted on 05/24/2012 6:32:53 AM PDT by Safetgiver
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To: John in Wisconsin; Wisconsinlady; Jean S
According to reports so far no buses have been seen. If you have documented facts, please share otherwise lets be careful. It is true that Walkers team is once again late to the party, claiming they had no people at the Milwaukee polls because everyone was working. Starting today the Walker team says they will have observers at all polling stations with lawyers on standby. The word making it around is the dems have spent heavily on GOTV, which our side should be doing also. Turnout will be at record highs in the state everyone will be voting.

Direct your comments to JeanS and wisconsinlady. My comment about the buses is derived from their on-the-ground reports. Buses have been reported by Mark Belling too.

As I mentioned, the buses with Missouri plates pulling up at the Milwaukee courthouse disgorging voters could just have been rented from out of state by the Dems. The voters could well have been Wisconsin voters, as I read elsewhere on this board that there is a Dem website where you can go to get a ride to the polls. Click a link, enter your name, and they will pick you up at a designated corner.

The point is that the Republicans are not watching the downtown polls (or haven't been) and they are also not dragging their voters in to vote. Everything thing seems to be phone calls. I am so sick of phone calls.

16 posted on 05/24/2012 6:44:53 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Rule of thumb; low turn-out usually favors the Conservatives. High turn-out usually favors the Libs.


17 posted on 05/24/2012 6:57:52 AM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Some election offices, including the city of Milwaukee Election Commission, are offering extended hours to handle demand.
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In Milwaukee, the dead people vote after hours.


18 posted on 05/24/2012 7:01:00 AM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: kevkrom

I do not take this as a good sign. Probably a lot of the non-resident students voting before they leave for home plus the usual ‘rat machine fraud.
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College kids should already be out for this semester and on their way home; shouldn’t they?


19 posted on 05/24/2012 7:02:36 AM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: kevkrom

Chill out kevkrom. Stop the hand-wringing. Walker is gonna pull it out.


20 posted on 05/24/2012 7:03:38 AM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: no dems

Not hand-wringing, just concerned. Walker should win, but even making the race look closer than it is can be problematic — a dominant Walker win vs. a narrow one tells a very different story, does it not?

Of course, the uptick in absentee ballots could also represent Republican voters who didn’t bother with the (essentially unopposed) primary. I guess I’m just too suspicious of Democrat fraud... my mind jumps there first. ;)


21 posted on 05/24/2012 7:07:45 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: Falcon4.0
NOOooo. Plan "C" is the Circus. Plan "B" is to Steal the Election.

LOL. In my "can't win" scenario, attempting to steal the election is implicit.

22 posted on 05/24/2012 9:45:29 AM PDT by randita
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To: randita
Good point.
I defer.
23 posted on 05/24/2012 11:13:58 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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