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  • Racine DA finds no voter fraud evidence [Wisconsin]

    07/14/2012 7:26:46 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 8 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 7/14/2012 | Don Behm
    Racine County District Attorney W. Richard Chiapete said Saturday there is no evidence that crimes were committed at city of Racine polling places in the June 5 recall election. The Racine County Sheriff's Department investigated four separate complaints of voting fraud at city polling places on June 5, but information received in the complaints did not support a criminal prosecution, Chiapete said in a statement. "Some of the information that was provided was anecdotal, as opposed to firsthand eyewitness accounts," the statement says. "Much of what was reported as fraud was more appropriately categorized as rule violations that are under...
  • Republicans call Racine recall election 'utter mockery' in letter to GAB [Wisconsin]

    07/12/2012 11:45:28 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 6 replies
    Racine Journal Times ^ | 7/11/2012 | BRIDGET THORESON
    RACINE — Calling the local recall election “an utter mockery,” several prominent Assembly Republicans Wednesday called on the Government Accountability Board to resolve election issues before November. A letter signed by State Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald and Joint Finance Committee Co-Chair Robin Vos, among others, points to several reported problems in the recall for the 21st state Senate District. The issues include tampered-with ballot bags, unsigned poll books and a disregard for same-day registration requirements, they wrote. “It is an utter mockery of our system and clerks are simply not complying with the law,” the letter states. Vos, R-Rochester, said...
  • Thousands of Racine Voters May Have Been Able to Cast a Recall Ballot by Mistake [WI recall]

    06/25/2012 2:17:14 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 25 replies
    MacIver Institute ^ | June 25, 2012 3:24pm | MacIver News Service
    [Racine, Wisc...] Thousands of voters who registered at the polls on recall election day in the City of Racine may not have signed the supplemental poll list as required by law, the MacIver News Service has learned. Individuals who register as new voters or change their voter registration on election day do not appear on the pre-printed voter rolls maintained by election workers. Those same-day registrants are added to a supplemental poll list, maintained at each polling location across Wisconsin. A space is provided on the Supplemental Poll List for new registrants to sign by their hand-written entry, and by...
  • Wisconsin Recall Anarchists Suffer Hilarious Withdrawal Pains When Media Split

    06/19/2012 6:01:59 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 44 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 19, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    It is well known that leftwing political demonstrators love to play to the cameras as happened in Wisconsin during the months leading up the the recent failed attempt to recall Governor Scott Walker. So what happens when the media departs once the election is over? As you can see in this video (and below the fold) their media withdrawal pains might not be pretty sight but it is definitely quite hilarious. The two featured anarchists go berserk when they spot the CNN bus begin to leave town on the day after the recall election. Anarchist Miles Kristan even attempts to...
  • Wisconsin GOP lawmaker asks for recount in recall race

    06/15/2012 10:09:40 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 15, 2012 | unattributed
    Wisconsin state GOP. Sen. Van Wanggaard asked elections officials Friday for a recount in his recall race, the outcome of which will decide the majority party in the state Senate. An official canvass this week showed the Racine Republican trailing his Democratic challenger by 834 votes, or 1.2 percent. Democrats had called on Wanggaard to concede, saying a recount would only delay their inevitable and waste taxpayer money. But Wanggaard's campaign said it was concerned about possible reports of voting irregularities, and said it wanted to ensure the outcome was accurate. Given how many votes were cast in the election...
  • Curious Election Documents Found in Dumpster in Racine, Sheriff's Department Investigating [WI]

    06/14/2012 10:01:28 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 39 replies
    MacIver Institute ^ | June 14, 2012 10:24 AM | unattributed
    [Racine, Wisc...] A Racine County Sheriff's Department official confirmed to the MacIver News Service that it is investigating the discovery of discarded election-related documents in the city of Racine. At issue are election registration forms and partisan political literature found in a dumpster behind the Cesar Chavez Community Center in the City of Racine. Upon hearing the allegations, the MacIver News Service contacted the Racine County Sheriff's department to confirm that they were looking into the matter. Captain Thomas Lamke from the Racine County Sheriff's Office responded to our inquiry and confirmed an investigation was ongoing. The department provided no...
  • Wisconsin shadow hangs over Netroots

    06/10/2012 6:32:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/10/12 | CHARLES MAHTESIAN
    Wisconsin shadow hangs over NetrootsBy CHARLES MAHTESIAN | 6/10/12 7:08 AM EDT PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Last year, the liberal Netroots unleashed their ire on President Barack Obama for short-shrifting the progressive causes they thought he’d champion in the White House. This year, they had a more pressing matter on their minds: a fear that Republicans, backed by the boatloads of cash that helped Scott Walker win in Wisconsin, could make even more gains up and down the ticket — and perhaps even beat Obama in November. There wasn’t any time or appetite for airing the left’s frustrations with the president....
  • What really went down in Wisconsin

    06/06/2012 3:24:57 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/6/12 | Jennifer Stefano
    What happened in Wisconsin Tuesday night was not about an election or a politician. It wasn’t about collective bargaining or budget deficits. It was about something far more important and far more intangible. It was about who and what we are as Americans. The people of Wisconsin had a choice. Would they, and in turn the rest of America, whose eyes were riveted on this small northern state, be a people with their hand constantly extended to the public trough shouting “give me, give me, give me”? Or, as the Tea Party has tried to exemplify, would we become the...
  • Little Pavel Goes A’Counting

    06/08/2012 10:31:32 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 3 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | June 8, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Our young political volunteer learns the difference between declared and undeclared numbers… Pavel Syerov, Jr was glum. After a delightful night and day celebrating the good news from Wisconsin, his parents had asked him to stop by headquarters and see if anything was going on. They thought it might be interesting today, so he was on his way, after stopping at the grocery store to pick up some snacks. When young Pavel, as a high school student, was unable to find a summer job, his parents recommended that he volunteer at the 51st Ward Party HQ, because he’d find it...
  • Spending Gap? Media Ignores $21 Million Unions Spent in WI

    06/07/2012 7:51:23 AM PDT · by iowamark · 18 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 6/06/2012 | Ben Shapiro
    The spin from the left on the morning after their disastrous Wisconsin recall election failure is that Governor Scott Walker (R-WI), who walked away with the election, did so because he spent oodles of money. Politico’s takeaway: “Money shouts.” “Walker wins one for the plutocrats,” trumpeted Joan Walsh of Salon.com. “Outspent 7-1, Democrats couldn’t beat Scott Walker with a strong ground game.” Media Matters’ favorite Washington Post columnist, Greg Sargent, cited the Citizens United decision allowing corporate political spending no less than five times in his recap of the election – despite the fact that not one dollar spent in...
  • Barney Frank: Dems, unions made 'big mistake' in pushing for Wisconsin recall

    Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) slammed unions and liberal activists for pushing to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R). "I think the people on the Democratic side made a big mistake and the funding thing was a big deal," Frank told The Hill Wednesday afternoon, alluding to Republicans' big cash advantage in the race. "My side picked a fight they shouldn't have picked. The recall was upsetting to people, the rerun of the election with [Democratic Milwaukee Mayor] Tom Barrett — it's not a fight I would have picked." Walker survived the recall by a comfortable 7-point margin over Barrett on...
  • Please pray for the people in Wisconsin

    06/06/2012 11:30:49 AM PDT · by topher · 44 replies
    June 6, 2012
    It has been posted on Freerepublic about how neighbor no longer talks to neighbor because of the political atmosphere in Wisconsin. Please pray that people will forgive one another and work together. There is a story [today] that the Democratic candidate in the Governor's recall election was slapped by a supporter. That is how poisonous an atmosphere it seems to be. It is a condition that is not good for Republican or Democrat, nor is it good for Conservative or Liberal.
  • After Wisconsin Exit Polls, White House Must Wonder If All the Polling is Wrong

    06/06/2012 11:33:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 6, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You know what they're asking themselves in the White House today? They're probably asking themselves a lot of things, and they're probably lying to themselves about a lot of things. I think the question that they're asking themselves today, something along the lines of, "What if all of the polling we have is wrong?" Greetings, my friends, great to have you back. Here we are, Rush Limbaugh, the EIB Network, Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies. Great to be with you. Here's the telephone number. 800-282-2882. E-mail address, ElRushbo@eibnet.com. Like many powerful, influential members of the media,...
  • Wanggaard not conceding, not yet asking for recount... unofficial Lehman win(To Deny Dem Cheats-WI)

    06/06/2012 11:17:12 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 29 replies
    wtmj ^ | June 6, 2012 CREATED 11:45 AM - UPDATED: 12:42 PM | Jay Sorgi
    RACINE - The campaign for Racine Republican State Senator Van Wanggaard has not conceded victory to Democrat John Lehman in a recall election, but has said they are not yet asking for a recount.“We know that there are a number of outstanding absentee ballots, voting irregularities, and that there were problems across the county in the unofficial tally of ballots,” said Wanggaard in a statement. “People across the state and country have asked that I immediately ask for a recount. However, we all know that the best decisions are made when well-rested and after consideration of all options.”Lehman unofficially won the...
  • Random thoughts on the American victory in Wisconsin

    06/06/2012 11:23:46 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 6 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | June 6, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Over the last several cycles union captives have voted at least 1/3 Republican. The exit polls show that has not changed one bit for all the millions they spent. Fear and intimidation did nothing to change that. Massive American turnout can smother Democrat/Union/Eric Holder voter fraud so THAT threat has been neutralized. I watched CNN and MSNBC for the first time since Election night 2010, and got lucky enough to see a sad Wolf Blitzer call it for Walker. Political scientists will study this race and the honest ones will point to the endorsements of Bubba Clinton and Barack Obama...
  • If The Wisconsin Recall's Message Wasn't Clear To Liberals...

    06/06/2012 10:58:06 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-6-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Obama campaign: 'Strong message' sent to Walker (barf alert!!)

    06/06/2012 7:59:36 AM PDT · by Justaham · 65 replies
    politico.com ^ | 6/6/12 | Byron Tau
    The Obama campaign — which has largely kept President Obama himself out of the Wisconsin recall election — puts out a statement saying that a message had been sent to Gov. Scott Walker, despite his win. "While tonight’s outcome was not what we had hoped for – no one can dispute the strong message sent to Governor Walker. Hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites from all walks of life took a stand against the politics of division and against the flood of secret and corporate money spent on behalf of Scott Walker, which amounted to a massive spending gap of more...
  • Morning After Walker Victory, Morning Joe Excludes Republicans For First 69 Minutes

    06/06/2012 5:22:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Scott Walker scored an historic victory last night. The first governor ever to fend off a recall election. Winning in the face of a furious big labor effort against him. And so, to comment on this resounding Republican victory, Morning Joe . . . assembled a lefty panel and excluded any Republicans until the second hour, when Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell was finally allowed to put in an appearance. With Joe Scarborough off for the day, the panel consisted of Mika Brzezinski, former Dem congressman Harold Ford, Jr., former Newsweek editor Jon Meacham, Mike Allen of Politico, and just to...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-06-12 (Skinner Loses It Over Wisconsin Recall)

    06/06/2012 4:15:52 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 114 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 6, 2012 | Head DUmmie Skinner, DUmmies, and PJComix-
    Normally the one DUmmie who tries to maintain a sense of equilibrium in the midst of bad news is Head DUmmie Skinner. But not this time. The CRUSHING defeat last night in the Wisconsin recall election was too much even for him as you can tell by the profane primal scream title of his THREAD, "F*CK." Yes, as you can see Head DUmmie Skinner DUmmie loses it and, most entertainingly, so do the rest of the DUmmmies. So let us now watch0 the DUmmies go Primal Scream over the Wisconsin recall election results in Bolshevik Red while the commentary...
  • The View from Ward 177 [Milwaukee]

    06/06/2012 1:26:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The National Review Online ^ | June 5, 2012 | Robert Costa
    Milwaukee, Wis. — As the polls closed, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Central, I was an observer at an elementary school in Ward 177, a blue-collar area, just a few steps from Democrat Tom Barrett’s campaign office on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The lines were strong for the first hour, but during the last hour, things began to fizzle. Outside, there were a couple of college-age men making $25 an hour to canvass, but even that pair — two fraternity types — were unethusiastic. “I’m not going to Barrett’s party,” one told me. He was going to spend...