February 26th, 2008
Previously-registered voters do not need to show a photo id when casting their ballots.
Here (fraleycopyvotefraudreport.pdf) is the report by the Milwaukee Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit regarding the widespread vote fraud in the City of
I am just digesting this report and will have much more on this later today but here are a few key findings:
“It should be noted here that it was the intention of the Task Force to seek charges on many more of the felons that voted, however, both prosecution units (my note: US Attorney’s office and Milwaukee County DA) found that the poor quality of the records maintained by the Milwaukee Election Commission provided enough reasonable doubt to make it nearly impossible to obtain convictions, and further federal indictments or state charges were not pursued.” (pg 26).
“It was during this review that the investigators discovered that individuals that had come to Wisconsin as campaign staffers for one of the two major parties or a national 527 group had cast Absentee ballots in this election. The investigators then found additional persons from these groups that had cast ballots as On-Site Registrants or as registered voters. The persons cited in this subsection, in addition to several others where investigation is not sufficient to include them, were in no way connected to the City of
Milwaukeeother then (sic) their work for the major political party or the 527. (p 49)
“The investigators discovered that within the official records of the Election Commission individuals are recorded as having cast multiple ballots during the 2004 General Election. The possibility of “double votes” existed at the local level; between adjacent communities; and with a bordering state…
“Due to On-Site Registration, there is no real time filter employed to determine if an individual has cast more than one ballot in any particular election. The violation, if discovered, would only occur after the ballots have been cast. The damage would have already been done.
“During this Election the investigators discovered that a person in the City of
Milwaukeecould register and vote under variations of their given name.”(pg 57)
So, they found a lot of fraud, but because the records were so screwed up, prosecutions in most of these cases were not possible.
Looking ahead to this November,
And, given the possible swing state nature of Badgerland this fall, voters across the country have a right to demand that all and only eligible votes in Wisconsin will be counted, once, this fall.