Citizen Recall Recount – BLOCKED

Wisconsin Citizens’ Groups are mad as hell and they are not going to take it anymore.

The early rumblings of this storm began in the Wisconsin Supreme Court election when Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus found 14,000 votes a day after the election to give the race to Prosser over Kloppenburg. Yes. There was an investigation of Kathy Nickolaus and a recount of the election. What election observers of the recount observed was a culture of protection of County Clerks actions, right or wrong, much like the culture of protecting pedophiles within the ranks of the Catholic Church. In the case of Wisconsin elections the Bishop is Kevin Kennedy and the Diocese is the Government Accountability Board the abusers are County Clerks like Kathy Nickolaus and her anointed brethren of the election process in your state, your county, your ward, your polling place.

After observers where stymied, blocked, and ignored in the Supreme Court recount, a decade of denial broke down deep within them, resulting in the realization that the culture of protection surrounding Wisconsin elections was far more threatening than the result of any single race. It was a threat to democracy itself. Since all of the rules and procedures for conducting a recount were enforced and administrated by Bishop Kennedy in the GAB Diocese, the abuses to the vote bags, chain of custody, and falsely dated poll tapes would never reach the light of day. Just as in the long battle to bring child abuse to light, the press would not give voice to the one or two victims who came forward for fear of the repercussions if the allegations proved to be false. Like the many victims of abuse from priests and coaches, the cries of foul play from election observers have gone unreported, dismissed, and unanswered. Oh, there are lists, docs, and photos of these allegations that have been brought to the attention of the press, but in the interests of offering a drink of election fraud lite, below is just one video. It is 9 minutes and is the second half of Barb With’s testimony before the Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Election and Campaign reform on June 11, 2011, just months after the Supreme Court recount. You can witness for yourself how Barb With’s breakthrough of denial of election fraud carries its affect to a passion to be heard by the bishops who have protected the clerks of their system for years. The video has been “viewed” a little over 3,000 times. The allegation of the falsely dated poll tape has never been answered or explained in any of the recorded minutes that document the proceedings of the Supreme Court Recall Election. County Clerk Kathy Nicholaus was reprimanded months later, in a report prepared by Tim Verhoff Verhoff – “News at Last” for the GAB. She remains in her position of County Clerk of Waukesha County. “I Don’t Think We Are in Wisconsin Anymore”

A Very Fast Forward

Here we are today, up to minute, breaking, breaking, breaking….

Many of the very same folks who were observers of that Supreme Court Election and who stood toe to toe with Barb With and watched each of their recorded objections denied in that recount of yesteryear…well they are back. (Many refer to the video above as that old “hearing video”)

These Wisconsin Citizens, (who are volunteers and unpaid) who felt the bend of the learning curve of election fraud like a ruler across the knuckles, are back. This time, they prepared themselves with an “end around” strategy, after learning the bishops (who are positioned and paid) would continue to protect their vote abusers (who are positioned and paid). This time the plan was to conduct an oversight of the votes in the June 5 Recall election through the Freedom of Information process. Letters were sent to County Clerks across the state asking to inspect, ballots and election materials with the goal of actually counting the votes.

Most people are shocked to learn that the paper trail that is spit out by a machine when they vote is never actually used to verify the digital machine count! It has also been discovered that some County Clerks sent the cartridges (card, prom packs) that hold the digital election count, out of state, before the 21 days after the election in violation of election law statutes.Cartridges, Clerks, and Men in White Suits These cartridges were sent to the offices of Command Central near St. Cloud, Minnesota – the corporation that programs and tabulates them in the first place!

The Block – The Denial – The Fix

Bishop Kennedy sent out an edict to the citizens who are attempting an accurate accounting of the June 5 election, in which he spells out rules and regulations by which these requested election materials can be viewed. Below is just item #14 from the list and is singled out to demonstrate the absurdity with which this Bishop will entangle himself in order protect his clergy:

14. If the voted ballots are made available for inspection, they may not be given to the requesterto handle. The custodian must present each individual ballot to the requester in a manner that enables the requester to view the ballot without touching the ballot. This is necessary to protect the integrity of the voted ballot.

The full letter can be read here on face book Kennedy’s letter

Analogy time: Ok. I have custody of a child and I send that child on a ride with a stranger out of state. An agency discovers this irresponsible act and demands to examine the child. I hold that you can examine the child but you cannot touch the child and you will need to pay for my time while the child is examined.

Substitute cartridges for child and that is the logic of the current situation.

All Citzens Want is to Count the Vote

What are Bishop Kennedy and the Clergy Clerks afraid of? Is the fear and obstruction analogous to that of real Bishops and Clergy of the Catholic Church in the earliest cases involving abuse of children? All the citizens want to do is count the vote and verify the paper record with the digital tally or determine the truth. That’s it. If Kennedy is confident in the process, why not cooperate with these volunteers who are offering their time and energy to verify election results. Why…indeed.

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Vote Unconstitutional

For immediate release:

The tabulation for recording the vote total in Wisconsin elections is a corporate secret. If the rational of Citizens United stands, holding that corporations are people, then the vote tabulation of electronic vote machines is clearly unconstitutional.

How are machines programed? Do they flip votes? Can election results be altered by malicious programing?

Truth is…..NOBODY Knows!

Neither the voter or election officials – the Government Accounting Board, County Clerks, or Governor have access to “secret tabulating software”held by Sequoia/Eagle (a dominant system in Wisconsin) or Diebold voting machines.

If corporations are a person, as defined by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, why are one or two unelected persons, with no public or private oversight, given total and complete control over the accuracy of vote tabulation in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and America?

The President, Congress, and Senate as well as the Governors, legislators, and elected officials of every state are subservient to a few corporations regarding vote counting tabulation. For ten years we have taken their word that the vote machines, software, and tabulation devices are secure against mounting evidence by a host of organizations and private citizens, that the machines, software, and allegiances of the corporate players are highly suspect to the degree of trusting Bernie Madoff to handle your portfolio. e

Dr.Vote Schtucker is on edge

In the video below below he demonstrates how the “paper trail” generated by the Edge Voting machine has no bearing on the official election results reported to the press on any given election night.

Cartridges, Clerks, and Men in White Suits

Crawford County in Southwest Wisconsin has voted Democrat in all the recent elections (Obama in 08, Barrett in 2010, Kloppenburg in the Supreme Court election, Shilling in the Senate Recall) That is, at least, until the June 5 Recall Election when it went for Walker by 10 votes. Like George the monkey and the man with the yellow hat – I was curious. There is nothing more dangerous than a monkey or a retired man with time on his hands than good old curiosity.

The county showed a 71% turnout and I was curious enough to drive the 20 miles to the County Clerk’s Office in Prairie du Chein to get a closer, more detailed look at the voter stats for the June 5 election. I helped myself to one of the cellophane wrapped hard candies on the counter and chose butterscotch over the yellow lemon offering, and lodged it against my cheek as I spoke to County Clerk Janet Geisler. Knowing that state law requires election materials to be held in the office for 21 day after the election I said, “The election materials are all here in the office, aren’t they?”. She said that all of the votes and paper records were there but the cartridges were sent back. I nearly choked on my lozenge. (The cartridges contain the software programing that tallies the digital count of votes on election day, which is the official tabulated count for each ward) “You mean the cartridges are not here?” Janet said no they were not there. They had been sent back to Command Central.

Command Central? I imagined some place like Fort McCoy where you go to a booth and present a pass to enter a compound grid of barracks, bullets, and soldiers in flight suites operating drones in flight over the terrain in Afghanistan. It turns out that Command Central is the corporation that sells voting machines and election software to counties and it is located in a strip mall just outside of St. Cloud Minnesota. So, the cartridges holding the official vote of everyone who voted on a machine in Crawford County were not in the County, they were not even in the State, they were in some office near St. Cloud, Minnesota? Janet who is as quietly focused as any librarian or prayerful minister, went on to explain that in previous elections the cartridges had been sent back via registered mail which cost the county $40, and this “Command Central” offered to take them back and “store” them until the 21 days the statutes require for citizen viewing had expired. Oh. So, if there was a recount the cartridges would be conveniently available in a strip mall some 300 miles away. This breach of custody and security all for the sake of saving $40? I was more curious.

Having finished my butterscotch lozenge, I picked another. This time the lemon offering I had rejected earlier. Lemon indeed. I walked the 20 feet to the office door with the sudden realization that it was the same distance as the secret email network from Chief Executives Office in Milwaukee, and I looked on the wall to see the portrait of a man in a suit that was the same white color as his hair who seemed to be saying, “What are you going to do?”

I drove back, this time choosing the Great River Road along the Mississippi River, which I can never travel without thinking of Mark Twain, white washed picket fences, gray haired men in white suits. I decided, right there between Linksville and Prairie that I would “do something”. I would file one of those freedom of information letters and get those Command Central cartridges returned to County Seat.

Next day I drove back to Prairie with letter in hand, chose a butterscotch hard candy, and presented my letter to Janet who replied, “Do you mean you expect us to get these cartridges back?”. I moved my lozenge from right cheek to left and responded with an appropriate quote from Fighting “Bob” La Follette, “It is a never ending struggle to make and keep the government representative”. To which Janet explained that she would present the letter to the Corporate Attorney, but that she would be out of the office for the next few days for the County Clerks Meeting in Sheboygen. Of course, the meeting she would not miss would bring County Clerks across the State in contact with the representatives of Command Central with dishes full to the brim with butterscotch, lemon and every other confection of the dreams of a child in easy reach.

I walked through 20 feet of denial to the door, and I swear the man in the portrait with the white suit smiled at me.