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Wisconsin Recall Election: Why RNC Chair Reince Priebus Is Like Joe McCarthy

May 31, 2012

Without any evidence to show as proof, without any court records, without any news reports of arrests, without any top judicial officials providing documentation, and without any poll workers backing up the claims, the GOP continue to claim massive voter fraud.

Wisconsin citizens have had it with these lies from the GOP.  We know that conservatives from the Badger State have a long history of not being able to tell the truth.

The latest out right lie was told by Reince Priebus,  the chairman of the Republican National Committee.  He claims–without any proof–that voter fraud in Wisconsin is far more pervasive than official reports have shown.  He stated that GOP candidates need to perform 1 or 2 percentage points better than they otherwise would in order to overcome it.

If one were to put actual numbers to the out-right flatulence from the mouth of Priebus,  that would mean up to 42,000 voters cast fraudulent ballots in 2010.  That is horse rot!  And the Republicans know it.

Here is how the numbers break down for the 2010 governor’s race.

About 2.1 million votes were cast in the 2010 race for governor, and 1% to 2% would equate to 21,000 to 42,000 votes – or from six to 12 fraudulent votes in each of the 3,630 precincts in the state.

There are no court actions, news accounts, arrests, documents, records, or anything to support these asinine statements.  If there were so many fraudulent votes cast surely there would be a list of names, when arrested, the court dates, which judge presided, what the fine was, and news reports with a follow-up in some cases as to how these felons were treated in their neighborhoods.

But there is nothing to show from the likes of Priebus, and those like him. 

Scott Walker made the same claim as Priebus, and also had nothing to support his lies.

Wisconsinites are aware of the way conservatives handle the truth.

Republican Senator Joe  McCarthy is still someone who Wisconsin regrets allowing onto the national stage.  McCarthy had to be verbally taken down on national television for his lies about Communist infiltration into the State Department, the administration of President  Truman, Voice of America, and the United States Army.  The U.S. Senate correctly rebuked the conservative alcoholic senator with a censure vote. 

In a strongly worded summation of the dangers and damage posed by the senator the Tydings Report labeled McCarthy’s charges a “fraud and a hoax”, and said that the result of McCarthy’s actions was to “confuse and divide the American people…”

The very same statement can be made about the actions and lies of Reince Priebus concerning voter fraud in this state.

Without foundation, and clearly without moral guidance, the wild claims fall under the label ‘desperate politics’.

The voters of Wisconsin are tired of being lied to by the Republicans.

  1. windy33 permalink
    May 31, 2012 5:35 PM

    reince preibus needs to be brought to wisconsin and charged for his roll in the fbi investigation for campaigning on tax payers dime. his name is all ovet those e-mails and he is in on this up to his eye balls. the next arrest should be his.

  2. CommonCents permalink
    May 31, 2012 2:30 PM

    The Governor and RNC Chair claim there is all this massive voter fraud, yet our Republican Attorney General could only find about 20 cases of voter fraud in the state. People are either lying, or someone is not doing his job and prosecuting all the fraud!

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