This report by a Wisconsin Tea Party group is absolutely shocking.
MacIver News Service | January 11, 2012 | [Milwaukee, Wisc] A shocking new report by a Wisconsin Tea Party group raises serious questions about the diligence of poll workers in Milwaukee County.
The group, Wisconsin Grandsons of Liberty, found errors on more than one third of all Election Day Registration forms completed for the April 5, 2011 election in Milwaukee County.
“We discovered 3,739 forms with errors,” said Larry Gamble, the groups’ spokesperson. “That 33.7% error rate is high enough to question the entire election process and raises doubts about having the accuracy and accountability required to properly manage elections.”
The study was performed by members of the self-described pro-Constitution group between May and December, 2011.
The group did not examine existing registrations, early absentee and in-person, early absentee voting documents.
The report was released more than nine months after the election due to the volume of forms and the cost associated with properly redacting identifiable personal information.
The report indicates that f the 11,107 forms examined, 3,739 or 33.7% contained errors of some type. In 1,425 cases the election Registrar failed to annotate Proof of Residency of the voter.
Only 1 voter completing an Election Day Registration was required to cast a provisional ballot, the report notes.
“We were told this is the first time anyone has done this kind of post-election analysis in the County,” Gamble told MacIver News Service. “it just floored me to discover they don’t conduct routine quality control checks like this after the election.”
Some of the examples highlighted in the report include:
- In the City of Milwaukee, Dist 1, a voter used only a magazine subscription invoice as proof of residence, then vouched for someone else’s residency.
- 1,021 Election Day Registration forms in City of Milwaukee had the proof of residency left blank.
- In Greenfield, a voter used their Ohio driver’s license and a passport as proof that they lived in Wisconsin. That same person then corroborated for someone else with the same last name and at the same address, who also only a had passport. READ MORE>>