Friday, October 31, 2014

Gwen Moore: Election Day "Vigilantism"

I just saw this email from Gwen Moore:


Stop Voter Confusion and Vigilantism

In response to concerns over voter confusion and potential vigilantism in the upcoming election, I wrote a letter to the Department of Justice, with Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02), and Congressman Ron Kind (WI-03), requesting its resources and election monitors.


Here we go.

Moore is following the Democrats' strategy of playing up the notion of voter suppression to pump up turnout.

Concerns about "potential vigilantism" -- What the hell is that?

Moore writes:

[W]e are deeply concerned about a news report that Milwaukee County Election Commissioner Rick Baas recently urged a crowd of volunteers to exercise vigilantism for voter fraud and challenge voters who are suspected of improperly voting. As you know, there is scant evidence that in-person voter fraud exists in Wisconsin or throughout the country. Such in-person challenges are likely to be used improperly, and they would dissuade voters from exercising their right to vote. Simply stated, intimidation at our polls is unacceptable and we must do everything in our power to ensure unfettered access to the polls. We ask that the Department of Justice monitor and document any such cases and take any necessary actions.
This is thinly veiled crap.

"Intimidation at our polls is unacceptable."

"Unfettered access to the polls."

She says "there is scant evidence that in-person voter fraud exists in Wisconsin."

Where's the evidence of voter intimidation in Wisconsin, Gwen?



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