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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:37 AM
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Conservative Pundit Sees Vote Fraud In Wisconsin Supreme Court Race
The votes barely counted, and a recount likely -- the state Supreme Court race in Wisconsin is not yet truly over. But John Fund, Wall Street Journal columnist and long time voter fraud fearmongerer, is already crying foul in the election that's become a proxy fight over Gov. Scott Walker's (R) assault on collective bargaining rights -- and increasingly looks like a win for progressives.

On a WSJ webcast this afternoon, Fund speculated that investigators in Dane County -- home to Madison and a big part of the state's left-leaning electorate -- or even the state attorney general will be called in to examine what Fund said were thousands of strange ballots which suggest something amiss in the election.

"Apparently there were up 10,000 ballots in Dane that just voted on the Supreme Court race," Fund said, "which is bizarre because there was an extremely close race for mayor of Madison an extremely close race for Dane County Executive."

The Dane County Executive race was certainly closely watched, but it was far from "extremely close." Democratic state Rep. Joe Parisi won with 70% of the vote. The Mayor's race, which was extremely tight, pitted two left-leaning candidates against each other.

It's possible Fund meant to reference the Milwaukee County Executive race, which was closer (61-39) than the Dane County race and also went to the Democratic-supported candidate. Fund has criticized the electoral process in Milwaukee before, and claimed that officials there didn't do enough to prevent fraud in the 2004 race.

Fund has long claimed that widespread voter fraud plagues the nation's voting systems. More recently he appeared at a True the Vote conference in Texas, one of several states where legislatures are debating or passing restrictive voter ID laws.

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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:39 AM
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1. Has John stopped beating up on women?
Go cheney yourself, Fund.
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mysuzuki2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:44 AM
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14. Since the repubs lost
there must be fraud. Funny how they can't ever seem to prove it though.
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Blue Meany Donating Member (986 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:41 AM
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2. The only thing he lacks is evidence for his bold assertion...n/t
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:46 AM
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5. who needs evidence. if you say it enough, people will believe it. i wish we had
the system other countries do where they don't allow lying like that!! imagine if every pundit and politician and news organization had to tell the truth and not say shit unless they could fucking prove it
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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:41 AM
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3. John Fund...Just So Last Century
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:43 AM
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4. Quelle surprise.
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Pab Sungenis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:50 AM
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6. JoAnne won, John.
Why are you trying to subvert the will of the people and steal the election?
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:08 AM
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10. Exactly: The votes have been counted, the people have spoken
This is just sore loser speculation. John Fund is just a sore loser. He hates democracy.
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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:51 AM
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7. Water is wet,
Of course there are going to be conservatives claiming voter fraud, happens everytime they don't win an election.
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:54 AM
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8. Its always bizarre when strangers from across the country
make accusations about problems with the votes in your state. It never comes from the elected officials here in Wisconsin. And believe me, if there were fraud here, they would be the first to say it.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:06 AM
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9. Was it supposed to be fixed?
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:12 AM
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11. John Fund has overplayed election fraud so many times, I just
sigh in boredom when I see or hear him.

The GOP do not have the numbers to win elections.
This is why they spend an inordinate amounts of
time and energy trying to sell the public on election
fraud. Supress the vote is the name of the game
with Republicans. They are trying to make it as
difficult as possible for the young people to
vote. Howl and throw accusations that Illegal Immigranrs
vote. If the country is as conservative as Republicans
like to claim, why in the heck do we have to listen
to the likes of Fund and other Republicans.
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Tippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:28 AM
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12. I was suprised they didn't beging sceaming fraud even before the pools closed..
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 08:29 AM by Tippy
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:42 AM
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13. So it's now 'voter fraud' to only vote in the contests you're interested in?
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reformist2 Donating Member (998 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:47 AM
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15. I see fraud on their side. I don't believe 50% voted for Prosser.
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 08:47 AM by reformist2

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ChoppinBroccoli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:54 AM
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16. OF COURSE There Was Voter Fraud..............
The Democrat won!!! That's conclusive proof of voter fraud right there. Those voting machines were rigged to guarantee the election of the Republican candidate a long time ago. So if they're saying the Democrat won, well there's your proof............ I mean............ Um..........
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:02 AM
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17. I thought John Fund was a charitable organization
dedicated to building toilet facilities in third world countries.
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:48 AM
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18. The only thing these assholes can "see"
are the demons tattooed on the insides of their eyelids.

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