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Sun Jul 30, 2017, 10:56 AM

A must read 7/23/17 Wisconsin State Journal .... Evidence of republicans rigging the state

Democrats' short-lived 2012 recall victory led to key evidence in partisan gerrymandering case


http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/democrats-short-lived-recall-victory-led-to-key-evidence-in/article_d5cfb956-6e93-5c81-8403-050493b5412e.html


Lawyers representing the plaintiffs in the case, Gill v. Whitford, say the short-lived majority allowed Democrats to force the Legislature's private lawyers to cough up documents, leading to a court-ordered release of computer hard drives with deleted spreadsheets.

The story, pieced together from court documents and new interviews, of how an otherwise meaningless transfer of power could potentially overturn the centuries-old practice of political gerrymandering in the United States is a reminder that in politics even the little victories matter.

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Among the documents were the secrecy pledges Republican senators signed to review their district maps, strict rules for anyone entering the map room and talking points about the significance of the redrawn maps. There was also a print-out of a spreadsheet showing the partisan effect of the final map, but Earle said the document only told a partial story.

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Forensic investigator Mark Lanterman, a former U.S. Secret Service official, testified that his review of the hard drives found evidence that hundreds of thousands of files had been deleted many in the week before the files were turned over to Miller's office.

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Reply A must read 7/23/17 Wisconsin State Journal .... Evidence of republicans rigging the state (Original post)
Botany Jul 2017 OP
malaise Jul 2017 #1
Botany Jul 2017 #2
malaise Jul 2017 #5
Dustlawyer Jul 2017 #31
dalton99a Jul 2017 #10
malaise Jul 2017 #11
Chasstev365 Jul 2017 #3
Botany Jul 2017 #4
malaise Jul 2017 #7
LiberalLovinLug Jul 2017 #24
jpak Jul 2017 #6
Sunlei Jul 2017 #8
BigmanPigman Jul 2017 #27
gademocrat7 Jul 2017 #9
SunSeeker Jul 2017 #12
MrPurple Jul 2017 #13
diva77 Jul 2017 #18
L. Coyote Jul 2017 #33
lostnfound Jul 2017 #14
BSdetect Jul 2017 #15
Nitram Jul 2017 #17
Nitram Jul 2017 #16
Stonepounder Jul 2017 #19
bronxiteforever Jul 2017 #20
vkkv Jul 2017 #21
Dark n Stormy Knight Jul 2017 #22
oasis Jul 2017 #23
CrispyQ Jul 2017 #25
colsohlibgal Jul 2017 #26
JDC Jul 2017 #28
Egnever Jul 2017 #29
SergeStorms Jul 2017 #30
turbinetree Jul 2017 #32

Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 11:00 AM

1. Priebus, Walker and Ryan

LOCK THEM UP!

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 11:03 AM

2. Russ Feingold was @ 90% chance of winning his senate seat back.

Not only gerrymandering but out and out manipulation of the vote too.

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Response to Botany (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 11:07 AM

5. I remember that mess well

M$Greedia has not spent enough time of ReTHUG election stealing.

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Response to Botany (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 31, 2017, 08:00 AM

31. This will only increase as elections come and go and these old white guys have

their chances reduced to nothing without cheating. TPTB want to keep control over our government so they can keep shoving 12% approval bills down our throats!

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 11:46 AM

10. The Wisconsin Mafia

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 11:47 AM

11. +1,000

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 11:05 AM

3. Link this directly, Russia, and the 2016 election: Both the Trump and Rob Johnson campaigns

 

And have EVERY DEMOCRATIC talk about nothing else; not score political points, but to save our Democracy.

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Response to Chasstev365 (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 11:08 AM

7. +1,000

Dems should have made way more noise after they stole Feingold's seat

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Response to malaise (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 01:47 PM

24. Democrats are disturbingly quiet about all the election fraud

Hackable voting machines as well

Now the Trumpublicans have their yesman and a majority back in the SCOTUS just in time for a ruling on this.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 11:07 AM

6. Kick Kick Kick - fucking scum

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 11:10 AM

8. gerrymande(R)ing. Republicans gamed sigs on petitions to evict the governer. Republicans cheat&lie.

reconstruct those deleted files! bring all those fraudsters to the Courts!

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 07:48 PM

27. How and who would reconstruct the files?

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 11:44 AM

9. Out and out criminal behavior.

These jerks need to be prosecuted.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 11:59 AM

12. K & R for exposure.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 11:59 AM

13. When Trump lost Wisconsin primary, Roger Stone said Walker has rigged 5 Wisconsin elections

https://www.wpr.org/former-trump-advisor-scott-walker-has-rigged-5-elections

Stone isn't the most reliable source for anything, but he knows dirty tricks.

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Response to MrPurple (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 12:57 PM

18. the twitter exchange frames issue incorrectly -- it's not whether no evidence of machine rigging

has been found; rather the issue is that the voting machines cannot guarantee that votes are being counted as cast.

The machines do not meet the burden of proof that they cannot be rigged or hacked.

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Response to MrPurple (Reply #13)

Mon Jul 31, 2017, 10:28 AM

33. Very likely so. Milwaukee was Walker's political domain.

http://jqjacobs.net/politics/spreadsheets.html#wisconsin



Milwaukee voting is the key to WI elections.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 12:15 PM

14. Deleting hundreds of thousands of files in week before they were turned over?

Isn't that in itself criminal behavior? I don't understand why there should be a secret deal that allows them off the hook for deleting evidence.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 12:15 PM

15. The US FEDERAL election system is a disgrace. Its in the hands of states and is a mess.

This is no shining example of democracy.

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Response to BSdetect (Reply #15)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 12:47 PM

17. BS, while I agree with you to a certain extent, the fact that the system allowed this evidence to be

gathered and presented in court means the democratic system is working. This could be the straw that broke the Gerrymander's back.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 12:46 PM

16. Wow! this is exactly what we needed right now, with anti-gerrymandering cases being built in

numerous red states. This will be a game-changer because it is solid and irrefutable proof that detracts were drawn with only political power in mind. We've long known that to be the case, but courts need proof. Now we have it in spades.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 01:07 PM

19. Don't worry about hundreds of thousands of deleted files!

Investigate Hillary's email server!!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 01:16 PM

20. GOP has to game the system and our votes to win.

k & r

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 01:19 PM

21. Conspiracy to commit treason.. LOCK'EM UP !!!!!

 

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 01:19 PM

22. Extremely importation.

Thanks for posting.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 01:22 PM

23. Wake up America.

Please wake up.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 03:22 PM

25. When you can't win on the merits of your policies, cheat.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 05:13 PM

26. Our Elections Are A Joke

Hackable machines, gerrymandering, republicans just throwing away provisional votes, CrossCheck. Also in poorer neighborhoods maybe just one rickety old machine, hence long lines that time some folks out. Cushy middle and upper class suburbs have plenty of newer, working machines.

When, oh when will democrats go after this hard?

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 08:28 PM

28. Bump this up

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 08:47 PM

29. Wow that was an amazing article

 

Kicking

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 10:04 PM

30. This is what defines the Republican party....

they're bullies, liars, cheaters, and CAN'T WIN ON A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Jul 31, 2017, 09:10 AM

32. Read the great Book RAT F*CKED, pretty much explains why this country is basically F*CKED

But 53 minutes pretty explains it.............

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