The state Department of Justice will dispatch a team of assistant attorneys general and special agents from the Division of Criminal Investigation to Appleton as part of its efforts to prevent voter fraud.
Appleton is one of 12 cities that will be monitored Tuesday during the recall election. Seven teams will monitor Milwaukee in conjunction with the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office, two teams will monitor Madison, and single teams will be sent to Beloit/Janesville, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Kenosha/Racine, La Crosse, Waukesha, and Wausau.
“The June recall election is a significant event in our state’s history,” said Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen. “The people of Wisconsin need to have confidence that their rights are being protected and the laws are being followed."
Apparently, the DOJ is suddenly interested in voter fraud.
So how prevalent is voting fraud? It’s practically nonexistent according to repeated studies, including an extensive review of Wisconsin elections.
Even voter fraud where it legitimately doesn't exist.
For those keeping score: the DOJ has, in the past, sanctioned "election monitoring" (after the fact) by New Black Panther Party members standing outside of the polls with nightsticks. That was for an election where Democrat Barack Obama was the likely victor. What kind of "monitoring" will these federal employees engage in on Tuesday – an election in which Republican Scott Walker is the likely victor?