Saturday, May 21, 2011

Vote Fraud? Another Name for Sykes!

Well, the gander/goose thing happened. But there's even more to the story.

A Republican legislative aide is under investigation for possible vote fraud after she cast her ballot in the November election in Onalaska although she lives in Madison. La Crosse County District Attorney Tim Gruenke said he has forwarded the report from the Onalaska Police Department to Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne to see if criminal charges are warranted...

The woman apparently was back home in Onalaska, working on a campaign, so she voted there instead of at her permanent residence in Madistan.

To my mind, (assuming the facts reported are accurate), she done wrong. Shoulda/Coulda pulled an absentee ballot from Madison--or drove in and back on election day--to vote.

We promised "more."

Under state law, "a person who moves to another location for a temporary purpose is not eligible to vote there," said Diane Lowe, the lead elections specialist for the GAB. "At times, it is difficult to ascertain whether a person has an intent to return from whence they came or not."

That raises VERY interesting questions about students living in dormitories, doesn't it?

5 comments:

Headless Blogger said...

That is not a question, it is an answer for where student may legal vote. Rule of thumb, if your drivers license and tax return do not have that address on them, you cannot legally vote there.

neomom said...

So why did any student ID make it into the voter ID bill. The only college students that don't have a WI DL are non-residents that shouldn't be voting anyway. The Rs caved to keep the kiddies skewing college town votes.

John Foust said...

Neomom, on what do you base your statement that all college students are drivers?

neomom said...

Have you actually ever MET a Wisconsin 16-year-old John? Because if you have, you would know that getting that DL is a big hairy deal.

Anonymous said...

According to Chris Hansen, John (who's been a repeat guest on Chris' show) prefers them younger than 14.