City of Madison Scraps Election Official Training In Favor of Obama Rally Print article Send a Tip by Ben Shapiro 3 Nov 2012 post a comment On Friday, Madison, Wisconsin city officials announced that they would be scrapping 11 election official training sessions. Why? President Obama is visiting the building where training was to take place. So the President’s political priorities trump the voters’ interest in fair and professional elections. Instead, election officials have been directed to a webinar by the Government Accountability Board, where they will presumably doze off or play Donkey Kong while allowing time to tick off the webinar clock. Meanwhile, President Obama will throw his rally. This is anything but non-partisan.