The recount in the recall of Sen. Van Wanggaard is going as expected.
The law was broken. Errors were made.
From MacIver News Service:
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 Maiver 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."
In sum, the law was broken, but never mind.
The Government Accountability Board says a voter can't be penalized for mistakes made by poll workers.
Things get messy when poll workers clearly have a political agenda.
...As we reported, partisans are not disqualified from being poll workers. But today's news regarding poll workers failing to obtain the signatures of thousands of voters on the poll lists comes in the wake of an earlier report by the MacIver News Service, which uncovered that as many as 78 of the 189 people who worked as official poll workers in Racine may have earlier signed recall petitions that ultimately forced the elections to be conducted.
Earlier this month, we broke the story that the Racine County Sheriff's Department is investigating the discovery of discarded election-related documents in the city of Racine.
In that case, what is at issue are election registration forms and partisan political literature found in a dumpster behind the Cesar Chavez Community Center in the City of Racine.
Eight of the 17 poll workers at the Cesar Chavez Community Center, including at least one of the Chief Election Inspectors there, appear to have signed a recall petition, according to the MNS report.
As a Wisconsin voter, I expect these "mistakes" to be eliminated. I expect the law to be followed.
Racine shouldn't be allowed to operate under different rules.
We know the fix was in. We know the Democrats will cheat to win.
These "mistakes" are not going to fly in November.