Election fraud allegations fly in close Wisconsin Supreme Court race

Matthew Boyle Investigative Reporter
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Wisconsin citizens and election experts are questioning the veracity of the state’s Supreme Court race, which the Associated Press reports left-wing legal activist JoAnne Kloppenburg won by 204 votes over Justice David Prosser, out of the more than 1.4 million votes.

On an estimated more than 10,000 ballots in Dane County, Wisconsin, where the state capital Madison is, voters selected only a pick in the Supreme Court race, while leaving even the hotly contested mayoral and county executive choices blank. That raises red flags for election experts like Scott St. Clair of the Freedom Foundation, a conservative think tank.

“This is the state that wrote the book on squeaker elections,” St. Clair told The Daily Caller. “I wouldn’t put it past somebody in Wisconsin to be selectively revealing ballots or conveniently finding ballots because this is the kind of stuff we’ve seen in the past before. I think it’s also important to note that Wisconsin and Illinois are neighbors and how they vote in Chicago doesn’t necessarily stop at the state line.”

Wall Street Journal columnist John Fund, who authored ‘Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy’, said Wisconsin’s sketchy election history as well as its election-day voter registration policies make the state ripe for electoral fraud. Fund wrote that a recount, which is now considered inevitable by many accounts, “will be scrutinized for irregularities and possible vote fraud.”

In the 2000 presidential election, Constance Milstein from Democratic candidate Al Gore’s campaign flew into Milwaukee to trade packs of cigarettes for homeless people’s votes. Then state Rep. Scott Walker, who’s now Wisconsin’s governor unions are attacking by proxy through Prosser, dubbed the Gore camp’s questionable campaign tactic, “smokes for votes.”

Also, in 2004, Milwaukee Detective Mike Sandvick found that between 4,600 and 5,300 more votes were counted than there were people recorded as having cast votes. Absentee ballots were accepted from people who didn’t live in Wisconsin, convicted felons were allowed to vote – and work at the polls. College students who didn’t have primary residence in Wisconsin voted as well.

Sandvick told TheDC that people shouldn’t rush to conclusions with this election, though, and need to wait until all the evidence comes out before making rash conclusions. Tons of reports of potential fraud come out after every election – but, the problem is, many are exaggerated, or not provable.

Sandvick said it would take at least two months, probably longer, before any voter fraud investigations could be conducted because state officials have to compile lists of who actually voted versus who was registered. Also, he’s never heard of an election being overturned in Wisconsin’s history because of voter fraud allegations.

Madison and Milwaukee conservative radio show host Vicki McKenna aired several concerns during her Wednesday show. She told TheDC she spent almost her entire two-hour show taking audience calls, in which listeners detailed what may be considered full-blown voter fraud.

One caller, McKenna said, talked about a “missing box of ballots,” a voter overheard poll workers talking about. On air, McKenna said the ballot box could have contained blank ballots or it could have been filled with Wisconsin voters’ completed ballot. Either possibility presents a dilemma, though, as blank ballots in the hands of the wrong people could be used to illegally influence counts after the election.

“There are reports of 17-year-olds voting because they didn’t need to show proof of their age or anything like that,” McKenna told TheDC. “There were folks allegedly using their husbands’ or relatives’ utility bills in voter registration, ballots weren’t being counted because they were using the wrong kind of pens. There’s an over-count of 10,000 votes in Dane County.”