From the MacIver Institute: A Wisconsin Government Accountability Board official admits that poll workers in Racine did not follow the law when they allowed voters who registered on election day to obtain and cast ballots without signing the supplemental poll list.
"What is supposed to happen is that, they're not supposed to get a ballot," Michael Haas, Staff Counsel with the GAB said Monday afternoon. "The election official should not have given the person a ballot"
That statement reinforced the one Haas gave the MacIver News Service earlier in the day when we reported on the errors.
However, that same official now asserts that the discovery that thousands of individuals may have been mistakenly given ballots in the June 5th recall election should not disqualify their votes.
"If the election official, made an error and gave them a ballot, you don't disenfranchise the voter," Haas said. "The intent of their ballot can still be ascertained." http://www.maciverinstitute.com/2012/06/clouds-gather-over-city-of-racine-election-procedures/
Of course not mentioned is that in the WI. Supreme Court election the previous year, 18 nuns who tried to vote had their votes tossed because they lacked a witness signature.
From Free Republic: In Sauk County, there’s a convent, Valley of our Lady Monastery that is inhabited by 18 Cistercian nuns. These nuns take a vow of silence, with their main occupation being the making the communion wafers. I am not making this up, the website couldn’t be better: http://www.nunocist.org/page2.html. The majority of these nuns stay at the Monastery their entire life…living the simplest of simple lives.
Every election the Town of Sumpter Clerk, Donna Ziegler, drops off 18 ballots so the nuns can vote. She later picks them up, prior to the election in a single, large, sealed envelope—not opening the large envelope prior to the election.
This year, she opened the large enveloped and removed the ballots…counted them, and included them as part of the total 24 absentee ballots for the town.
Fast forward to the recount….last Friday it was discovered that the absentee ballots cast by the nuns didn’t include witness signatures…and no one noticed prior to the election. The Kloppenburg team argued that the ballots should be thrown out—never mind that the GAB has never enforced lack of witness signature as grounds for throwing out a ballot with any regularity—and was successful.
Yesterday, the canvas board reconsidered—bringing in the Town Clerk (Ziegler) to discuss the situation, and she very passionately objected to the dismissal—stating she knows these women, trusts them and has always handled the nun’s absentee ballots the same way. Again, the canvas board after a long and somewhat contentious conversation voted to reject the ballots—at the insistence of the Kloppenberg attorney.
They were forced to “draw down” among the 24 absentee ballots, and Prosser lost 14 while Klopp lost 4.
Then there is this from Dad 29:
Today, Recount observers in Racine discovered that ballot bags for 9 of the 36 city of Racine wards were sealed on election night, reopened, and then closed (but not sealed) again.
o Once a bag is reopened, the seal will show evidence of tampering (and did)
o The bags were shown to be reopened when delivered to the city clerk
o Upon delivery to the Racine County Clerk, the County Clerk rejected the ballot bags and sent them back to the city clerk because they were not sealed.
o When the city clerk received the returned ballot bags, the city clerk’s office double bagged the original ballot bag, then sealed the double bag.o The questionable bags were then accepted by the County Clerk.
Democrats have been know to conservatives to steal elections, like the Al Franken senate election a couple years ago and the Washington State governor's election, few more years back, so the Democrats trying to steal elections in Wisconsin should come as no surprise. What is surprising is that the Wisconsin Democrats in Racine County didn't even try to cover up their election stealing. I think this may have been a trial balloon for the Fall 2012 elections and the Democrats are waiting to see if there theft will be allowed.
Watch out for the November 2012 Fall elections, there probably be massive voter fraud like we have never seen before by the Democrats.