Scott Walker Is Alleging 66,000 Fraudulent Votes Will Be Cast In Recall Election

There is something seriously wrong with Scott Walker.

He is either one slimy politician, or one sick puppy.

Either way the statement made by the Governor of Wisconsin is a slap to the people of this state.

“I’ve always thought in this state, close elections, presidential elections, it means you probably have to win with at least 53 percent of the vote to account for fraud. One or two points, potentially … I mean there’s no question why they went to court and fought (to undo) voter ID.”

You have to be kidding me with this BS!

Scott Walker is trotting out the same slop that others in his party have tried to spin into a narrative that is supposed to make citizens feel fondly about suppressing the vote in Wisconsin. 

Problem is there is no truth to the lies–bold out-right lies–that Scott Walker is spewing about vote fraud in this state.  That his “Christian’ lips can utter such lies make me think his religion is more a prop than a life-altering experience.

So Scotty, let me set you, and your wayward friends straight.

There is not now, nor has there ever been, a long list of offenders when it comes to election fraud in the Badger State. In fact, there are very few such cases that can be held up as an example. But to hear Walker tell the story one would think that nothing but pure mayhem is lurking about at polling places. I can state no such mayhem ever was seen by myself when working the polls.  I hear of no such reports from my friends who work the polls.  The Attorney General can not produce evidence of such nefarious activity either!

This is pure BS from Walker.

Let us look at the numbers.

There were 2.2 million votes cast in the 2010 election for governor, and it’s reasonable to assume that turnout on June 5 will be close to 2.2 million again. Each percentage point represents 22,000 votes. Since Walker believes he needs 53 percent, he is alleging 66,000 fraudulent votes will be cast next week.

If there are so many examples of voter fraud why can’t the conservatives come up with a quick list of 100?  If there are 66,000 why not produce court records for 1,000?

There are no such lists of voting offenders, because vote fraud is nothing more than a political gimmick ginned up the desperate partisans on the nutty right-wing side of the spectrum who fear the electorate is onto their games.

Walker owes the citizens of Wisconsin an apology for making the statement he did about their civic-mindedness and integrity.

Huge Turnout Predicted For Wisconsin Recall Election Of Scott Walker

This is going to be so exciting…maybe even historic.

The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board is predicting that between 60 and 65 percent of the voting age population — approximately 2.6 to 2.8 million people — will cast regular and absentee ballots for the Tuesday, June 5 recall election, according to a press release by the GAB.

“Wisconsin has never had a statewide recall election, which makes predicting turnout difficult,” said Kevin Kennedy, director and general counsel of the GAB. “We typically look at history for guidance in predicting turnout. We expect turnout for this election to be much higher than the 49.7 percent turnout in the 2010 General Election for Governor, but not as high as the 69.2 percent turnout in the 2008 General Election for President of the United States.”

That prediction would shatter the previous record of voter turnout in a November gubernatorial election in the last 50 years of 52.4% in 1962.

Scott Walker Pours More Dollars Into Criminal Defense Fund

This is always the sign of being ethical and clean.

Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign has transferred another $100,000 to the defense fund used to pay his pricey criminal defense lawyers in the lengthy John Doe investigation into activities during Walker’s time as county executive.

Newly filed campaign reports show Walker’s campaign transferred $70,000 to the Scott Walker Trust on May 3 and another $30,000 on May 17.

That bring the total the first-term governor has put in the defense fund to $160,000 in the past six weeks.

State law requires that the campaign get prior approval from donors before shifting their money to a legal-defense fund. Walker’s campaign has declined to identify the contributors who OK’d the transfers.

Tom Barrett Needs To Campaign On Collective Bargaining

Milwaukee Story hits the chord CP has been making over and over.

why is it then this recall campaign…. is about anything but collective bargaining? Why has the discussion been about whose job creation numbers are more accurate or about Walker’s legal defense fund and his emails?

But I would argue that unless Barrett makes collective bargaining a focal point of his campaign in the last week before the recall election, he will not win even though he within striking distance according the the most recent polling. Despite raising and spending nearly $25 million as compared to Barrett’s paltry $1 million, and dominating the television for months where Wisconsin elections are usually won, Walker still, even in polls he’s leading in, can’t get over the 50 percent mark.

Tom Barrett Grasping For Anything While Seeking Votes In Recall Race

I think Tom Barrett would make a great top executive for the state of Wisconsin.  He has the skills and intellect to move this state forward.  But before he can tap into his background and expertise to lead this state, he must first win the recall election.

That is where Barrett is coming up short.

The problem is that Tom Barrett is just not a good campaigner.  His best abilities are in exercising power, not in tying to gain it. 

Today another example of what comes across as desperate politics, and rather freshman-like campaigning, happened in Baraboo.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett stepped up his criticism of Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday by questioning whether he would pardon any of his aides charged in a John Doe investigation.

“I want to be certain that we’re not going to have this election and he’s going to turn around and pardon all these aides of his who have been charged,” he said after a campaign stop at a Baraboo coffee shop. “I just want him to say that he’s never going to pardon any of these people. These are close associates of his.”

Is this really what Tom Barrett thinks is likely to happen?  I truly do not think so.  There is nothing to suggest that Walker would pardon anyone for anything.  One can say many things about Walker, and this blog has uttered its fair share, but giving pardons to people caught up in the John Doe probe is making a leap that any serious candidate might have tried to avoid.

It is this type of campaign theatrics that, while not new, is just beneath the dignity voters deserve.  Voters, I might add, who are really looking for seriousness in this time of great division in our state.

While I understand the desire to get the Walker probe story into the headlines running up to the election, I also understand the desire of the electorate to be treated liked adults.  Adults with real angst about the way this state has been run for the past 15 months.

 

Scott Walker Playing If Safe By Keeping Low Profile In Last Week Of Recall Race

Knowing that his very presence will draw protests and angry voters, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has decided to play it low-key and stay mostly out of sight or in very controlled campaign appearances.   That is a very sad place to be for any candidate, especially in the Badger State where midwestern niceties usually prevail.  A politician must have done something horribly wrong to be continually greeted with New York like ‘hellos’ when travelling around this state.

That Scott Walker has created such bad feelings and angst is not news,  but that he now seems to need to hide and try to float along to the recall election speaks volumes about how the people feel about him.  No politician can look in the mirror in the morning knowing half the state reviles you, and not feel like staying indoors.  That would include Walker.

For Scott Walker there is no other way to conduct the closing days of the race other than go underground for the most part, and try to run out the clock.

The Wisconsin governor is running under the radar in an attempt to freeze the race where it stands and limit the chances of a momentum-shifting mistake.

His engagements in public venues have tailed off. Retail events have given way to rallies with supporters at campaign offices. Walker’s passive debate performance Friday, where he seemed more comfortable withstanding rhetorical blows from Democrat Tom Barrett than landing many of his own, offered more signs of his play-it-safe homestretch approach. The governor even passed on asking Barrett a direct question — usually a ripe opportunity to place an opponent on defense for a perceived weakness.

While his communications director told POLITICO he had no scheduled campaign events during the holiday weekend, the governor ended up popping up at several rallies with supporters.