I’ve lived here 27 years. During that time, photo voter id has been passed by both the public (advisory referendum) and by the legislature. Then it was vetoed by a Dem Governor. Now it’s being vetoed by rogue judges. In the mean time voter fraud continues. A report, accidentally released to the public when Milwaukee was in transition between police chiefs, proved that there was rampant voter fraud in just Milwaukee in the 2004 presidential election. The new police chief disbanded the Milwaukee fraud unit just before the 2008 election. The Milwaukee report doesn’t even touch on what goes on in Dane County. The head of that task force was “induced” to retire by being given less than desireable assignments. That 67 page report has been scrubbed from the Web.
Nobody checks on the students who think that they are allowed to vote both at college and at home. Nobody checks on people from out of state who own summer cottages here who vote in Wisconsin. I remember that in 2004 there were ads running in Madison asking for students who were interested in traveling to MN to vote again because MN also has same day registration. Also in 2004 the streets all the way north to Pt. Washington were suddenly choked with IL cars on election day. Hmmmm. I wonder why?
Forgive me if I have already told you of this incident, but when my son attended the UW Madison, one of his roommates from out of state wanted to vote in the presidential election. He was told that since he didn’t have an ID that indicated his Madison residence, he could bring one of his roommates and a rent receipt to the polling site and vote.
Another roommate who had already voted went with this young man and candidly mentioned to the poll worker that he could probably vote again and no one would know the difference. The poll worker didn’t express any emotion when he said that he was probably correct.
I think a huge amount of fraud is taking place as a result of the relaxation of standards for absentee voting. When I was in the military and stationed 10,000 miles from Madison, I had a very difficult time obtaining an absentee ballot. Today, you don’t even need a valid reason for requesting one.
Republican victory comes down to recruiting sufficient numbers of legitimate voters to simply overwhelm the leftist ability to produce fraudulent ones.
An alternative strategy might be to start playing the leftist game. When the left have been convinced that they stand to gain as much from the elimination of voter fraud with ID & residency checks perhaps they wont fight it so hard it.
Otherwise Wisconsin will simply have “unusual voter turn out”. Every other State should be glad the State does not conduct its census and that Wisconsin’s corrupted electoral inflation power over Washington is limited to just her 8 congressmen, 2 senators and 10 presedental electors.
Were there a Federal popular vote, Wisconsin’s voter fraud laws would be disenfranchising Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Louisiana, and all 45 other States.
This my friends is an example of why we should be thankful for the electoral cottage. It lets Wisconsin control her own elections without disfranizing the people of any other state.