The journey from there to here
Published on May 12, 2005 By Gideon MacLeish In Politics

I found the following yahoo! News story intriguing. Perhaps it explains why the Dems didn't press too hard to examine the Ohio election returns, which they claimed to be fraudulent:

MILWAUKEE - A task force looking into potential voter fraud on Election Day said Tuesday that it found more than 200 felons voted illegally and more than 100 instances of people voting twice or using fake names and addresses.
 
The investigators found hundreds of fraudulent votes in all and counted 4,600 more ballots than registered voters in Milwaukee — but did not uncover any proof of a plot to alter the outcome of the hotly contested presidential race in Wisconsin's largest city. They also found ballots cast using the names of dead people.

Prosecutors have not filed criminal charges in the probe.

"There is not the evidence of an overriding conspiracy in all of this," U.S. Attorney Steven Biskupic said.

The task force, however, did find evidence of sloppy record-keeping and poor training for poll workers, who were overwhelmed by thousands of absentee ballots. Biskupic said the faulty records will make it tough to prosecute many of the crimes.

Biskupic, the Milwaukee County district attorney, Milwaukee police and the     FBI launched the probe after a newspaper investigation found more than 1,200 people voted from invalid addresses and that election officials were unable to process 1,300 same-day registration cards.

Democrat     John Kerry received more than 71 percent of the 277,000 ballots cast in Milwaukee in the presidential race. Kerry won Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes by about 11,000 votes.

The review comes amid a partisan fight over plans to make voters show ID at the polls.

Wisconsin allows same-day registration, and those who already are registered can simply show up to vote without ID. The state also allows anyone to vote absentee without a reason, which caused long lines and headaches for clerks around the state before Nov. 2.

Both the GOP-controlled houses of the state Legislature passed bills this year that would have required ID. Gov. Jim Doyle, a Democrat, vetoed them. Now, Republicans want to amend the state constitution to require voter ID.

Doyle said Tuesday a voter ID requirement wouldn't have solved any of Milwaukee's Election Day problems, which he attributed to "bureaucratic mistakes, poor management and lack of training among the poll workers."


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on May 12, 2005
Strange that the federal investigators found hundreds of instances of voter fraud where Milwaukee County swore there was no evidence. Stranger still is King Doyle's lame statement that ID's wouldn't have prevented dead people from voting or thousands of names of peope who don't exist from registering.

The New Voters Project, and other groups actually paid people to turn in as many registrations as possible... No questions asked. Some of those people have admitted to turning in false registrations, just for the money.

These people were deputized registrars, so no questions were asked of them when they turned those registrations in.

I guess it isn't a "conspiracy" when the criminals perverting the election system are registered for that very perpose.

The "conspiracy" is from King Doyle down to the Milwaukee County Registrar's office. There isn't one that isn't a criminal who should be tried for their crimes!!!

There isn't one that should be left with their right to vote left intact.
on May 12, 2005

I was going to say you should check out Parated2k as he already wrote about this some, but I see he beat me to your blog.

IN 2000, NM went to Gore by less than 500 votes with huge irregularities.  Democrats did not demand an investigation.  Wisconsin in 2004, same story.  They know they are gulity and would rather let the matter die so as not to prove it.

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