Accusations of Wisconsin Voter Fraud
Wisconsin is a state with a history of accusations of voter fraud and the state’s voting laws make it possible. Wisconsin’s voting laws make Kalifornia’s look sane (by comparison).
Until Tuesday night none of us paid much attention to the electorial process in Wisconsin. But, the more we learn about it, the more we see how the state’s laws actually encourage voter fraud.
- Wisconsin has a same-day voter law – just show up and vote
- Wisconsin does not require that voters show photo ID when voting
- 10,000 people in Dane County (state capitol and home of the University of Wisconsin) voted only in the state supreme court race and did not vote in races for mayor of Madison or Dane County Executive
- There are accusations that ballots were cast by voters and destroyed before they could be counted in a county where David Prosser was running strong
Like Wisconsin, Michigan has been very blue over the years. Wayne County, like Milwaukee County, is pretty corrupt. Both Madison and Lansing are college towns, but Lansing is far less radical than Madison (Michigan State students are far more interested in parties with alcohol than politics). But, you can’t register to vote the day of the election and you must present a photo ID to vote in Michigan.
John Fund: Irregularities in the WI election, recount may resemble Florida in 2000 (Update: Ballot shredding?)
Here’s the video (click link). Fund’s comments on the Wisconsin irregularities are about 2 minutes in and center on Dane County.
Fund: There’s lots of irregularities. Dane County is the liberal epicenter of this election…Apparently there are up to 10,000 ballots that were cast in Dane that just voted for the Supreme Court race, which is bizarre. Because there was an extremely close race for mayor of Madison, there was an extremely close race for Dane County executive. It’s passing strange that you would have perhaps thousands of voters…just voting on this one election.
Fund adds that Wisconsin has same-day registration and no photo ID requirements. He also adds that there was a police report issued in 2008 on the subject of Wisconsin’s voting laws, concluding that they’re a “disaster” and need to be reformed. The Democrats didn’t reform them, and the police unions have played an unsavory role in the union battle that’s at the heart of the Wisconsin war.
Fund finishes up predicting that we may be looking at Florida 2000 in the Wisconsin recount.
John Fund is the author of a new book on the subject of voter fraud. He knows what he’s talking about.
Update: Now there are allegations that one county is shredding ballots that “were not counted.”
Hat tip: The PJ Tatler