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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:40 PM

Federal panel opens GOP computers in Wisconsin redistricting case

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel JSOnline

Madison - A federal court gave groups suing the state broad access Monday to three computers used by the Legislature to develop Republican friendly voting maps.
The Legislature "must make these three computers available in their entirety immediately" to the groups suing the state, the three judges wrote.

"The computers are extremely likely to contain relevant and responsive materials that should have been disclosed during pretrial discovery. Moreover, Plaintiffs have established that substantial numbers of documents were not disclosed, which satisfies the court that some form of 'fraud, misrepresentation, or misconduct' likely occurred," the unanimous opinion said.

The ruling provided the latest setback for Republican lawmakers, who have consistently resisted releasing documents in the case. It will give the plaintiffs a chance to determine whether legislators and their attorneys improperly withheld additional documents before the case went to trial.

Once a decade, each state must draw new maps for legislative and congressional districts to account for population changes. Republicans controlled all of Wisconsin's government in 2011, and they used their power to draw lines that were greatly beneficial to their party.

Read more: Link to sourcehttp://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/federal-panel-opens-gop-computers-in-wisconsin-redistricting-case-mv8u03q-193105171.html

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Reply Federal panel opens GOP computers in Wisconsin redistricting case (Original post)
hue Feb 2013 OP
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #1
BlueToTheBone Feb 2013 #3
hobbit709 Feb 2013 #2
juajen Feb 2013 #4
truthisfreedom Feb 2013 #5
HereSince1628 Feb 2013 #6
socialindependocrat Feb 2013 #7
blm Feb 2013 #8
another_liberal Feb 2013 #9
WillyT Feb 2013 #10
jmowreader Feb 2013 #11
NBachers Feb 2013 #12
sofa king Feb 2013 #13
daybranch Feb 2013 #14

Response to hue (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:45 PM

1. cheaters

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:50 PM

3. Sneaks too. Our lt gov (r-of course)

signed a bill to keep names of cw holders secret. He knew it would only get signed if he did it, so there.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:46 PM

2. To throw their own mantra at them "If you've got nothing to hide..."

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Response to hue (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:01 PM

4. Let's hope that those two Republicans out of three judges that hear this

will be leery of this happening to them, and will rule accordingly. Glad something is being done somewhere about the ridiculous partisan redistricting that Republicans have been getting away with all over this country.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:06 PM

5. Let the fun begin.

Can't wait to hear what comes of this.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:26 PM

6. It's been a long time in the making, have the computers been secure during that time?

Just wondering how that worked out.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:28 PM

7. I'm tired - Let's get hard core

What if the courts said that there would be a stiff penalty for unethical misdeeds
and that there would be an amnesty period and people could come forward and
"confess" the dirty tricks that they knew about.

But only one person could get amnesty for each misconduct and the rest would get
a stiff penalty.

I'd bet there'd be a lot of individuals who would want to save their skin and their reputations
and become state's witness.

I am so tired of having all these dirty tricks exposed and then waiting for months for
the courts to get the evidence and then go thru court trials and then have corrupt
judges drop all the important charges and then these people get a slap on the hand.

Let's get some teeth in these courts and make people afraid to attempt to do these
anti-democratic, unethical maneuvers ti,e after time after time because they aren't afraid
of the consequences!

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Response to hue (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:55 PM

8. Hallelujah!!! Now Dems need a judge to stop NC Republicans from zeroing out their computers.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 07:26 PM

9. Nail the stinking, lying thieves!

Get the evidence. Take them to court. Convict them for their crimes.

This country belongs to the people, not to a handful of bought-off Republican legislators! Get them out of the State governments as well as the federal. Their era of misrule to benefit only the wealthy is coming to an end.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 07:57 PM

10. K & R !!!


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Response to hue (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 07:58 PM

11. And when we find those three computers have brand new hard drives...

and the ones that were in them when the redistricting happened somehow magically got sent to a recycling plant and are now beer cans? If there's anything Republicans have learned in the last decade, it's to make damn good and sure they don't leave paper trails.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:03 PM

12. And get Kathy Nicklaus' computer too!

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Response to hue (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:48 PM

13. As I have said for years here...

...Evidence of a cover-up is evidence of a crime. And there it is in black and white.

Now, take that idea back to:

* The financial meltdown of 2008;

* Election results in Ohio, 2004;

* The exposure of a CIA agent and the WMD team for which she worked;

* The anthrax attacks and subsequent harassment-until-suicide of a non-Bush Administration official;

* The 9/11 attacks;

* Election results in Florida, 2000....

You will find evidence of cover-ups in all of those events. That should be all the evidence we need to hang every Republican working in those days.

It's time to go get them, and it's starting now.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:12 AM

14. In Ohio

we are working to stop the Gerrymandering. Find out what your League of Ewomen voters are doing or not doing and ask why! Join the movement every vote must count the same!!!

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