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Wis. Leftist Group's Mailing Tries to Shame Non-Voters by Revealing Their Names to Neighbors
News Buster.com ^ | June 2, 2012 | Tom Blumer

Posted on 06/02/2012 5:02:41 PM PDT by Kaslin

Friday evening, Madison, Wisconsin blogger Ann Althouse reported receiving (HT Instapundit) an "Incredibly creepy mail today from the Greater Wisconsin Political Fund." She has a put up an image of what she received with names and addresses redacted (except for her name). It's a list which includes Althouse and many of her neighbors indicating who has and hasn't voted in the last two elections.

Unsurprisingly, the Greater Wisconsin Political Fund is the political fundraising arm of the Greater Wisconsin Committee, both of which lean very left. Both support the effort to recall Badger State Governor Scott Walker. Both appear likely to get a virtually free pass from the establishment press. Althouse's reaction follows the jump:

... be assured, this was a list of real names and addresses of people who live near me, with the information about whether they voted in the last 2 elections. This is an effort to shame and pressure people about voting, and it is truly despicable. Your vote is private, you have a right not to vote, and anyone who tries to shame and an harass you about it is violating your privacy, and the assumption that I will become active in shaming and pressuring my neighbors is repugnant.

Not voting is a valid choice. If you don't have a preference in the election, don't vote. If you think no one deserves your vote, don't vote.

This may be the most disgusting thing I have ever received in the mail.

Two obvious observations:

One never knows in a election such as this with no real precedent, but the mailing appears to be a desperation tactic by leftists who sense that they're likely to lose on Tuesday and are trying to shore up a resigned, apathetic base.

So will Tom Barrett repudiate this tactic?


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1 posted on 06/02/2012 5:02:46 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Not voting is a valid choice. If you don't have a preference in the election, don't vote. If you think no one deserves your vote, don't vote.

Holds true for local, state and national elections.

2 posted on 06/02/2012 5:17:28 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Obama versus Romney? Cyanide versus arsenic.)
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To: Kaslin

Little fascist bast*rds. I despise leftists.


3 posted on 06/02/2012 5:21:05 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Graybeard58
If you think no one deserves your vote, don't vote.

If you don't think, don't vote.

4 posted on 06/02/2012 5:40:06 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (I Stand with Scott Walker, because he Stands with Me.)
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To: skeeter

“Little fascist bast*rds. I despise leftists.”

You and me, both, friend.


5 posted on 06/02/2012 5:42:04 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: skeeter

They won’t stop until every vestige of the American Republic has been swept away.


6 posted on 06/02/2012 5:42:17 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Kaslin

That creeps me out.

What’s next? “Nice house/apartment you got there.....”


7 posted on 06/02/2012 5:58:25 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Kaslin

Intimidation. Corruption.

Are your neighbors...

Republicans?
Tea Partiers?
Christians?
____________?


8 posted on 06/02/2012 6:08:47 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; bushwon; ...

WI Ping


9 posted on 06/02/2012 6:22:38 PM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Kaslin

A lot of reason the lib voters are apathetic in the recall is the environment created by the lib politicians. I would think this would, for the most part do two things. Either 1) Make them more angry and sure to stay home, or 2) turn them out to vote against the nimrods who sent out this nonsense in the first place. This is the type of behavior used by totalitarian governments throughout history.


10 posted on 06/02/2012 7:04:04 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Kaslin

I know when and generally what party all my neighbors vote(d)....if you are a precinct committee person (or even, probably the general public) can get those records. Now, I wouldn’t sent something like this....but, I might do something more subtle....


11 posted on 06/02/2012 7:08:14 PM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: goodnesswins

sent = send


12 posted on 06/02/2012 7:09:15 PM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: skeeter

So do I


13 posted on 06/02/2012 7:18:20 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

If my name was on that list, I’d be so pissed, I’d go vote.............. for Scott Walker.


14 posted on 06/02/2012 7:32:21 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa
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To: skeeter

This will backfire on the Leftist Libs. They have reached “desperation time”. It will blow up in their face.


15 posted on 06/02/2012 7:34:29 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa
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To: Kaslin

Is it Legal to publish a list not just of voters’ names, but of whether or not they showed up to vote? I would think that info would not be public record, even though the clerk or registrar would have that info in their records. I can see voters registration lists being legal, but not whether or not you showed up to vote. What’s next a public card check to be sure everyone is voting the “correct” way.


16 posted on 06/02/2012 7:39:42 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: Kaslin

Is it Legal to publish a list not just of voters’ names, but of whether or not they showed up to vote? I would think that info would not be public record, even though the clerk or registrar would have that info in their records. I can see voters registration lists being legal, but not whether or not you showed up to vote. What’s next a public card check to be sure everyone is voting the “correct” way.


17 posted on 06/02/2012 7:40:31 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: Kaslin

MrsB received one of those mailers yesterday. Talk about not happy. Funny, my name wasn’t on the list. It still made my blood boil.
Most of my neighbors were on it though. They are not happy.
—MrsB was at one time an employee at UW med center— the place is infiltrated with these type of in your face union thugs. She hated that part of working there.— that’s how I believe it was sent to her.

On part of the letterhead; there is a USW logo.(United Steel Workers)


18 posted on 06/02/2012 8:23:28 PM PDT by BigpapaBo (If it don't kill you it'll make you _________!)
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To: Kaslin

Got one of these myself today. I ripped it up. None of my business who did or didn’t vote in the last 2 elections.

Technically, the voter rolls are public information. However, ethically there is a big difference between googling your neighbor, and plastering what you found accross their front yard.

Remind me, who was it that threw a fuss over keeping the recall signatures private to “protect people”?


19 posted on 06/02/2012 8:26:30 PM PDT by Ellendra ("It's astounding how often people mistake their own stupidity for a lack of fairness." --Thunt)
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To: Graybeard58
Not voting is a valid choice. If you don't have a preference in the election, don't vote. If you think no one deserves your vote, don't vote. Holds true for local, state and national elections.

If only the leftists felt that way. If we waited for someone deserving, I would have voted twice in the last 42 years....Not waiting for a "chosen one" helped keep both Kerry and Gore out of the WH "throne".

20 posted on 06/03/2012 3:22:16 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: trebb

Chances are that I will NEVER receive such an email. Living in a small town and having political signs in my yard as to whom I favor leaves no doubt of where I stand.
I have nothing to hide and they all know it.

Vote Walker!!!!!!!


21 posted on 06/03/2012 4:09:46 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Kaslin

A friend of mine wrote this piece after his family received the mailing:
http://wisconsin912project.org/index.php/articles/newsarticles/66-a-glimpse-into-our-orwellian-future.html


22 posted on 06/03/2012 4:07:36 PM PDT by Hamilcar_Barca (Keep the main thing the main thing - defeat Obama)
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To: Kaslin

A friend of mine wrote this piece after his family received the mailing:
http://wisconsin912project.org/index.php/articles/newsarticles/66-a-glimpse-into-our-orwellian-future.html


23 posted on 06/03/2012 4:08:09 PM PDT by Hamilcar_Barca (Keep the main thing the main thing - defeat Obama)
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