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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 08:28 PM
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Milwaukee County DA, state board schedule news conference on 'significant investigation'
Edited on Sun Apr-10-11 08:31 PM by Tx4obama

The state Government Accountability Board and Milwaukee County district attorney's office has scheduled a news conference Monday afternoon to discuss the results of a "significant investigation."

No details were given about the investigation, but it could be about the state Supreme Court race, where incumbent David Prosser faced challenger Joanne Kloppenburg.

The news conference is scheduled at 2 p.m. Monday at the Government Accountability Board office in Madison.

http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/119574509.html

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Regarding Waukesha County:
There is NOTHING fishy going on with the 14,000 Brookfield Wisconsin SC votes, here's why .......
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 08:32 PM
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1. Then it's covering for something fishy going on in other
counties.
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 08:32 PM
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2. The comments on that
are downright nasty. The Prosser lovers are out in full force.
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karnac Donating Member (495 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 08:33 PM
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3. YAY!
I was getting bored. that mean the investigation is over? what results?
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postulater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 08:33 PM
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4. What would the Milwaukee County DA have to do with the Waukesha deal?
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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 08:36 PM
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5. Must have something to do with it if he's going to be there.
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iwishiwas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 09:28 PM
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20. Waukasha Cty has its own.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 08:38 PM
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6. Maybe it has to do with Milwaukee County and not Waukesha County.
Looks like we won't know until tomorrow, unless someone leaks something.

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dragonlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 09:25 PM
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18. Speculation re: Walker's staff in Milwaukee County
The Blogging Blue blog speculates that this announcement may be about the investigation into whether two of Walker's staffers in his county executive office were doing campaign work on county time and with county computers. This is much more likely than anything about the Waukesha vote incident.

http://bloggingblue.com/2011/04/10/milwaukee-da-gab-to-...
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 10:23 PM
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24. And if Walker ordered them to do it... hello Governor Kleefisch!
o_O



:(
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 08:39 PM
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7. "Oh shit. Mercury is Retrograde." - Ronald Reagan's Dead Republicon Astrologer*
Edited on Sun Apr-10-11 08:43 PM by SpiralHawk
"As we Republicon occultists are well aware, that could signal the investigation's undoing of all the occult anti-American election shit we pulled this time. Damn it."

- Ronald Reagan's Dead Republicon Astrologer*


* Courageously channeled by the intrepid SH from the vast netherworld of darkside Republicon occultism.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 08:44 PM
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8. Regarding the Milwaukee County canvassing
Edited on Sun Apr-10-11 08:45 PM by Tx4obama

As of yesterday:

Milwaukee and Outagamie counties still out, Prosser's lead stands at 7,310. http://elections.wispolitics.com /

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So, maybe they found a ton of uncounted votes for Kloppenburg? Oh dear Lord, please let it be so!


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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 08:48 PM
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11. Smeh
You know found votes never ever benefit the Democrats, like flipping a coin and it comes up heads each time. No one questions this. Found votes always always benefit the Republicans.
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karnac Donating Member (495 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 09:12 PM
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16. The data would show up here first.
http://gab.wi.gov/April5SupremeCourt
I don't know enough about my new spreadsheet proggie(OpenOffice) to add it all up.


And those two counties are still missing from the grand total like you said.....


I don't think it is some big change that may show. Somebody would have gotten excited and leaked it by now.

They did say there was an investigation.

A sting?

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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-11-11 07:41 AM
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30. Something's up
fer sure.

It smells like Republicon rot. As usual...
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eowyn_of_rohan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-11-11 10:03 AM
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32. WHAT? Oh I hope you are right
and there should be WAY more for Klop in Milwaukee Co.

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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 08:45 PM
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9. "NOTHING fishy going on " Bwahahaha
I beg to differ. And I will wait until Monday after 2PM to think otherwise.

As far as it stands right now, there is something fishy. Indeed, that's why they are having the investigation, duh!

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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 08:48 PM
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10. Milwaukee County is not Waukesha County. Brookfield is in Waukesha County.
It was the Brookfield totals that were mistakenly omitted from the WAUKESHA County totals.
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 08:54 PM
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13. I know
Having a hard time with your own words?

You wrote:

Regarding Waukesha County:
There is NOTHING fishy going on with the 14,000 Brookfield Wisconsin SC votes, here's why...


To which I responded thusly: Bwahahaha

However, I did misread ..... it isn't Waukesha county investigation that is Monday at 2.
Any idea when the Waukesha invest will be done?
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 08:51 PM
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12. Wow...was Brookfield a false flag for something else?
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 08:57 PM
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14. Interesting.
Very interesting.
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janet118 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 09:06 PM
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15. I was watching vote count come in on election night . . .
via AP website and there was a strange event. Milwaukee county went from 474 precincts reporting to 484 precincts reporting with no change in the vote count. I remember someone commenting on DU about it in real time. At the time, I assumed that it was just a typo they were correcting. But it was odd.

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liberal life Donating Member (187 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 09:16 PM
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17. Can Kevin Kennedy and the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board be Trusted?
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 09:28 PM
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21. I think so.
We shall see.
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 10:20 PM
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23. Hell no
It sure looks like he is intent on messing with the votes and the voters. And wasting money, too!
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-11-11 06:13 AM
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27. More than you, it appears!
:hi:
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iwishiwas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 09:27 PM
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19. Why would a Milwaukee DA be of concern to Waukesha County? Most
likely this news conference would be concerned with some issue in Milwaukee Cty--not Waukesha Cty.
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karnac Donating Member (495 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 09:33 PM
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22. Might have to do with this...
http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/118384899.html

What role does ex-Walker aide have with Stone?


By Daniel Bice of the Journal Sentinel

March 21, 2011 |(29) Comments

Is a former aide to Gov. Scott Walker - now part of a secret county investigation - helping out with state Rep. Jeff Stone's campaign for county exec?

Tim Russell, who worked on Walker's past campaigns and county staff, was at the courthouse last week digging through the divorce file and other records on Stone's opponent, Chris Abele, according to John Barrett, clerk of circuit court.

"I assumed that it was for Stone" that Russell was doing this research, said Barrett, the brother of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who has endorsed Abele, a millionaire philanthropist running for his first campaign office.

Last year, authorities seized Russell's work computer as part of a John Doe investigation by county prosecutors. Walker's campaign has since brought on former U.S. Attorney Steve Biskupic of Michael Best & Friedrich and the Washington, D.C., law firm Patton Boggs.

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But im just speculating .....

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starroute Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-11-11 09:51 AM
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31. Biskupic? I remember his name from the US Attorney scandal
The short version is that after failing to find the voter fraud cases he was looking for in 2005, Biskupic would up on an early version of the Bush administration's firing list -- possibly triggering his aggressive investigations of Democratic officials in response. This all got raked over when the US attorney scandal broke, and though Buskupic denied that there was any connection, the questions lingered.


http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/29358809.html

April 12, 2007

It's not as if U.S. Attorney Steve Biskupic's office didn't file any voter fraud cases. It's just that Biskupic's crew was often unsuccessful when it did. Stunningly unsuccessful.

In all, federal prosecutors indicted 14 individuals for either being a felon on probation or parole who voted in November 2004 or for voting twice in that contest. All but one of those charged with felonies were African-American, and all were Milwaukee residents.

In the end, the feds secured only five convictions. Two of those convicted were poll workers. That's a success rate of 36%. Federal prosecutors generally win better than nine out of 10.

Some of the voter fraud cases were lost at trial. Prosecutors dismissed others because the defendant apparently didn't intend to break the law, had mental problems or completed a deferred prosecution deal.


http://www.insidemilwaukee.com/Article/242011-DoyleandT...

3/13/2007

The administration of President George Bush has caused a furor by replacing eight U.S. attorneys, with accusations that they were axed for the sin of investigating Republicans or not going after enough Democrats. If true, this raises the question whether those U.S. attorneys who were not replaced have cooperated with the Bush administration by aggressively investigating Democratic officials.

The U.S. attorney from Milwaukee, Steve Biskupic, has done an admirable job of going after three Milwaukee aldermen and former state Sen. Gary George, all Democrats. He has also launched several investigations embarrassing the Doyle administration, including the current probe of Troha. Biskupics first Doyle-related probe involved state employee Georgia Thompson, a case that I criticized. Thompson had been appointed by a Republican, had never made a political contribution, and as a civil service appointee, had no reason to fear she could be fired for taking an action the Doyle administration disapproved. Yet after Biskupic failed to show any wrongdoing by any Doyle political appointee who supervised Thompson, he went after this low-level employee for a minor infraction and sent her to jail.

Perhaps this was just overaggressiveness by Biskupic. But the timing seemed curious, coming amid a re-election campaign by Doyle. Biskupic has recently and repeatedly stressed that hes a nonpartisan prosecutor. I hope thats true. But so far, hes helped generate more then a years worth of lurid JS headlines about the Doyle administration, while not one official has been charged with anything.


http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/29361239.html

April 14, 2007

Steven M. Biskupic, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, was once targeted for firing by the U.S. Justice Department but given a reprieve for reasons that remain unclear, McClatchy News Service reported Friday.

Congressional investigators looking into the firings of eight U.S. attorneys saw Biskupic's name on a list of attorneys targeted for removal when they were inspecting a department document not yet made public, an attorney for a lawmaker involved in the investigation told McClatchy. The attorney asked for anonymity because of the political sensitivity of the investigation. . . .

McClatchy reported that the disclosure aroused investigators' suspicion that Biskupic, who is based in Milwaukee, might have been retained in his job because he agreed to prosecute Democrats. Such politicization of the administration of justice is at the heart of congressional Democrats' concerns over the Bush administration's firings of the U.S. attorneys.

Last year, Biskupic prosecuted Wisconsin state purchasing supervisor Georgia Thompson on corruption charges. A federal appeals court last week threw out Thompson's conviction, saying the evidence was "beyond thin."

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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-11 10:46 PM
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25. One of the local news reporters has tweeted that it's *not* about the election.
She hasn't yet said what it is about. I've followed her for a while and she doesn't seem like a flake. I assume they're working on the story.
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-11-11 06:10 AM
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26. Pretty sure this is what it's about:
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Ellipsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-11-11 06:37 AM
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28. She scares me..(pic warning)



It's that Stepford wife look,her and Bachman, their eyes follow you around the room.

Remember this scary day?






It be nice, but they can't tie it to Walker I'd bet.

It certainly enlarges the pattern , oddly connected, to the old Republican Caucus.
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-11-11 06:46 AM
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29. Yeah. She's insane. Sarah Palin, Jr.
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dragonlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-11-11 01:35 PM
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33. What it really seems to be about
From the Cap Times: it's about a railroad executive who has been charged with felonies for illegal campaign contributions.

The criminal complaint alleges that Gardner solicited several employees to contribute $5,000 to the Friends of Scott Walker campaign, then reimbursed those employees for the donations.
Prosecutors and Government Accountability officials are expected to comment on the charges at a press conference this afternoon.

http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/govt-and-politics...
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