Monday, October 20, 2014

Two Epidemics: West Africa: Ebola — USA: GOP Fake Voter Fraud

Justice is Blind 
(The USSC on Voting Rights is Worse)

Time to Wake Up and Take Action
(where needed: at polls)

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN — Less than one week after the Supreme Court delayed the implementation of Wisconsin’s voter ID law until after the midterm elections, a GOP official urged Republican activists to take matters into their own hands to prevent voter fraud.

Milwaukee County’s Republican Elections Commissioner Rick Baas warned a crowd of volunteers and supporters who are “concerned about voter fraud that they need to take an extra step of vigilance.”

He said: “You as a Wisconsin resident can challenge people who are not supposed to be voting. You’ve got to do that.”

Under WI state law, voters, election workers, official observers, or any member of the public can challenge the validity of someone’s vote, but to do so, they must swear under oath that they have firsthand knowledge that the person is not qualified to vote. A challenge cannot be based on a mere suspicion or hunch.

“Providing those parameters would be important to any discussion related to voter challenges,” Milwaukee City Election Commission Director Neil Albrecht told Think Progress. “Failure to provide has the potential to incite unsubstantiated challenges and a disruption to voting.”

How many cases of voter fraud (voter impersonation) has WI had in the recent past?  


Steven Colbert nails the hypocrisy here .... with humor but a serious spin in their own words ... about 6 minutes and a real keeper - watch here:

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