Where there’s smoke, there’s often fire when it comes to voter/election fraud in hotly contested races in liberal strongholds. But normally, it takes months/years before an investigation proves that large numbers of illegal votes, (enough to sway the election) were cast, and by that time, of course, it’s too late to do anything about it.
The Daily Caller talked to Madison and Milwaukee conservative radio show host Vicki McKenna, who spent almost her entire two-hour show taking audience calls, in which listeners detailed what may be considered full-blown voter fraud.
One caller, McKenna said, talked about a “missing box of ballots,” a voter overheard poll workers talking about. On air, McKenna said the ballot box could have contained blank ballots or it could have been filled with Wisconsin voters’ completed ballot. Either possibility presents a dilemma, though, as blank ballots in the hands of the wrong people could be used to illegally influence counts after the election.
“There are reports of 17-year-olds voting because they didn’t need to show proof of their age or anything like that,” McKenna told TheDC. “There were folks allegedly using their husbands’ or relatives’ utility bills in voter registration, ballots weren’t being counted because they were using the wrong kind of pens. There’s an over-count of 10,000 votes in Dane County.”
Some more stories flying around out there:
For some reason one of the counties in the state is destroying ballots that ‘were not counted’ yesterday. Apparently this is a very bizarre and egregious move.
There is a call for an injunction to preserve ‘discarded’ ballots:
I have filed a Wisconsin Open records request with the City of Mequon demanding any ballot
submitted but not cast in yesterday’s election, including any remnant of a shredded ballot. We
have received reports Mequon poll workers destroyed submitted ballots before poll closing time, demanding a driver’s license number from the absentee voter. This request is unusual and the destruction of ballots is of grave concern, given the closeness of the state Supreme Court election. I will consider seeking an injuction to back up my request if Mequon officials are not copperative [sic].
April 6, 2011
Mark Belling is a local radio host.
A word of caution from Ed Morrissey on the radio talk show stories:
Having been a radio show host for several years in the Twin City through four elections, I can attest that not every allegation made on the air is the absolute sterling truth. That doesn’t mean they’re all false, either, and Wisconsin has a recent history of voter fraud that certainly serves to reduce the trust in the system there. Talk radio can help focus a spotlight on fraud, but it can also provide a lot of red herrings, too. Wisconsin voters should demand transparency, but also should not jump to conclusions before assuming the entire election was stolen.
Now we look at today, with the I Stand With Walker Facebook page reporting firsthand fraud:
I Stand with Scott Walker
BREAKING VOTER FRAUD: Poll workers conducting registration on election day, voting, then registering again to vote. High school students registering other high school students under 18. When complained, the poll worker said mind your own business.
It appears that this may have been heaviest in the liberal safehaven of Dane County, where Madison is located. Kloppenburg’s margin was over 100,000 more than Prosser. During the count last night the county ‘accidentally’ added 10,000 additional votes to her total before retracting them.
And there is evidence of voter intimidation as well.
Village of Grafton Police were called to the Grafton Town Hall because election officials were concerned that protesters were too close to the polling place and were not following the rules established by Wisconsin’s Election Authority or Government Accountability Board (GAB). Two witnesses confirmed that a Police Officer who reported to address the incident apparently refused to deal with the protesters initially. Jessica Schmidt, Grafton Town Clerk, and another witness heard the officer say, “I used to be a conservative but I’m not anymore.” Apparently, this behavior was a result of the recent debate over union rights that has consumed Wisconsin. The officer then walked outside and without addressing the issues presented by the protesters and refused to do his job, allowing the intimidation to continue. The officer’s behavior was apparently upsetting enough that an elderly poll worker was shaking immediately following the incident and needed to be calmed down by a nurse that was present at the polling place.
And then there’s this via Gateway Pundit: Report: 500 Votes Found in Waukesha County Wisconsin …Update: It’s 500-600 Votes:
This comes from Josiah Cantrall in Wisconsin:
” A discrepancy was discovered in vote totals from a community in Waukesha county. More votes were cast for the school board race than the state supreme court one. Now local precinct workers are claiming they’ve found 500-600 ballots which would explain this discrepancy. This community voted 70% for Justice Prosser. Officials are confirming if these “lost” ballots are valid. These ballots could give Prosser a majority.
However, this all may be a technical error. The village and town both voted for the school board candidate and thus, votes may have simply been double counted.
Investigation is under way.”
Ann Althouse responds to a liberal attempt, (already?!) to discredit Republican concerns about election fraud:
So… because past claims of fraud have been “methodically debunked” — have they? — we should stop even looking for fraud? We’ll only suffer if we keep checking for cheaters? This sounds way too preemptive to me. I’ve spent the last 2 months in a vortex of political ugliness and saw it grafted onto the judicial election. I saw frantically impassioned protesters grasping at the symbolism of this election and building an intense shared feeling of entitlement to shift the politics of this state. I heard the phrase “by any means necessary” more than once.
In this context, Prosser proponents have every right to drag us through the search for fraud one more time. I hope they don’t find it, and Professor Hasen can add this new example to his next there-is-no-fraud column. But there’s a 204 vote margin in this crazy election. We need to feel confident that the outcome is correct.
I couldn’t agree more.