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Disgusting attempt to disenfranchise Wisconsin voters

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So, there's several recall elections going on in Wisconsin due to the whole Scott Walker trying to kill all but the three unions who supported him thing. Polls show that those Republican state senators are going to be trounced. So, here comes David Koch's group, Americans for Prosperity, to the rescue!

They've mailed out these fliers to hardline Democrat voters. They look like official absentee ballot forms...except for a few key differences:
  • The date listed as the last day to turn in the application is AFTER the actual deadline
  • There's tiny little print on the bottom of the last page saying that the official looking documents aren't actual official documents

You want to know what's anti-American? THIS SHIT. Fuck, I'd actually go so far as to call this treason. The most important right that we have in this country is to vote in free elections--and these traitors are deliberately trying to fool people into disenfranchisement.

Edit: Yes, Article 3 of the Constitution limits the definition of treason--I'm not using that word in the legal sense here. What AFP has done is absolutely heinous and if there ever were a traitorous act that didn't involve directly warring against the US or giving aid and comfort to an enemy, this is one.

 

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It does look like it could be sketchy but before that is decided, two things have to be known. First is the only way a voter can request an absentee ballot is via the official form rather than having third parties help them. The second point and right or wrong Americans for Prosperity will likely be able to use this for cover, is why are multiple recall elections occurring on different days? It states in the article that Republican recall elections are taking place a week later than Democratic recall elections. What the hell is the deal with that? An election day is an election day.

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If I recall correctly, it's because each election is for a different district and there's nothing else on the ballot. It's not like the same people are going to be voting three different times.

 

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This article claims it is going both ways.

That doesn't make it right but it's easy to provide cover for people doing wrong when you have two election dates a week apart.

Also it appears that multiple third parties are allowed to assist voters in requesting absentee ballots.


Sounds like they have some serious process problems in Wisconsin.

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Dumb question, why isn't there a neutral, national Electoral Commission to regulate (that's not a dirty word) this kind of crazy stuff?
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Dumb question, why isn't there a neutral, national Electoral Commission to regulate (that's not a dirty word) this kind of crazy stuff?


There is when it is a federal election.

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