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Sat Oct 8, 2016, 10:35 AM

 

Latest Republican efforts to suppress vote, save Ron Johnson and Trump in Wisconsin

They're trying to throw out potentially thousands of absentee ballots, most of which come from Dem areas of our state, on a minor technicality. Scott walker and his bought and paid for Republican legislature continue to do their job...

Thousands of mailed absentee ballots could be thrown out because witnesses for the voters did not provide their full addresses.

With only a fraction of absentee ballots mailed in, the number of ballots at risk of being tossed is now in the hundreds and could easily grow to thousands in the state’s largest city alone, said Neil Albrecht, the executive director of the Milwaukee Election Commission.


More at:http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/10/07/absentee-ballots-risk-being-tossed/91728826/

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Reply Latest Republican efforts to suppress vote, save Ron Johnson and Trump in Wisconsin (Original post)
Still In Wisconsin Oct 2016 OP
Thinkingabout Oct 2016 #1
Still In Wisconsin Oct 2016 #2
Kashkakat v.2.0 Oct 2016 #3
Still In Wisconsin Oct 2016 #4

Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Sat Oct 8, 2016, 10:41 AM

1. I thought mail in ballots was especially good for those disabled, etc, unable to get to early voting

or election precincts and then I talked to a lady who worked in the county office where the ballots was received. She told me there were teams of one Republican and one Democrat and they would look at the ballots to see if the signatures matched, etc and if they did not think there was a match that ballot was tossed. Now I have a different view, she is RW and I am thinking some ballots was tossed perhaps because they also came from a Democratic area was tossed more. Ergo, I declined to request a mail in ballot and will be early voting this year.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 8, 2016, 11:21 AM

2. Same here. I'm not giving them any chance to toss my vote BEFORE the fact! n/t

 

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Sat Oct 8, 2016, 11:37 AM

3. Sorry cant get thru the pop ups - what else did it say?

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Response to Kashkakat v.2.0 (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 8, 2016, 12:13 PM

4. Basically just that they're trying to toss votes

 

from urban areas that happen to be majority non-white if the witness address is not given in its entirety. In white/Republican areas they sent out specific instructions on this, but not in urban areas like Milw. Hopefully will get stopped in court.

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