Redacted snippets of the released John Doe files show the prosecution’s search for an illegal connection of “outside groups” to the Walker recall campaign. A classic example of failure to see the forest for the trees. The real crime. The skullduggery did not occur at the surface at all. It was a ping of premonition everyone felt at some tick of time between the hour of 8 and 9 p.m. on June 5, 2012. Remember?
Investigating the Walker Recall Election
At some tick of time between the hour of 8 and 9 p.m. on June 5, 2012 – there was a shock, a surprise, a shift in human reality across the State of Wisconsin.
For some it was a flow of elation, for others it was closer to hearing the news that your dad or your dog just died. Regardless of the emotional spasm of the moment and beyond all the political bluster, the abrupt “call” of the governor’s race was not expected by most. Not Walker supporters. Not Barrett supporters. The word on the street was to hunker in for a long night of nail biting and up and down pacing while following the returns of a close election.
On election day, the hopes of Barrett supporters were lifted to learn of the high turn out numbers, which generally bode well for Democrats. Walker supporters had seen poll numbers close in the days before the election and feared their Wauwatosa boy wonder might be toppled.
What Just happened?
The “What just happened?” moment was the most common bipartisan experience since Scott Walker took office. Something strange happened. It happened to Republicans in the Racine Senate race, it happened to Democrats in the Gubernatorial race. What the heck happened?
“What just happened” was not pretty. It was a bipartisan realization, as deep as string theory, that the people were no longer in control.
Somehow, in the hour between 8 and 9 p.m., citizen confidence in their vote was punched in the gut. Somehow, technology and the media had trumped a process that forms the very basis of the American way of life – our vote.
The simple process that began with marking an “X” on a slip of paper and sliding it into a slot, had become a complex system of computer programing filled with words like “PROMPACKS (congaing both EPROM and RAM memory) for Optech ballots scanners, PCMICA memory cards for the M-series scanners (e.g. M100, M150, and M650), Compact flash memory for the TSX touch screen, SD memory for the AutoMark, etc.” (Quote from the page Fraud “IT”] Page).
The results of this algorithmic total are statistically predicted, well in advance of any complete or final tally, by exit polls compiled by major news organizations. In the case of the Recall election, the governor’s race was called while people were still standing in line and waiting to vote! Never mind that real people were still voting. Not important. The news moguls were in competition for the “first to call” status. ABC won! WOW! NBC followed shortly thereafter.
Conflicting early reports
Update 9:50 pm EST: NBC News is now reporting that Walker will win the recall election. With 21 percent of precincts in Walker is currently winning 61%-38%. Barrett’s strongest counties are still largely not reporting, but the projection is being made based on a combination of exit poll and early results which have come in. ABC WON! WOW! They called the election for Walker shortly after
Update 9:09 pm EST: Fox News now joins the chorus, reporting a race that is “too close to call” at this time.
Update 9:06 pm EST: Chuck Todd of NBC News says their exit poll data indicates a “coin flip” as to who will win.
Update 9:03 pm EST: CNN’s exit poll has a 50-50 split of the vote between Barrett and Walker.
Update 9:00 pm EST: Polls have now closed, but again those currently in line will still be allowed to vote. MSNBC is now calling the race “too close to call” at this time.
CNN Election Updates SORRY the link is “no longer available”.
MILWAUKEE | Tue Jun 5, 2012 9:42pm EDT
(Reuters) – Exit polls show the Wisconsin recall election on Tuesday is essentially tied between Republican Governor Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tom Barrett, CNN said.
The CNN data is based on interviews with voters after they cast ballots and not on actual results.
ABC WON Everyone else LOST
It is clear to the Supreme Court that ABC is a “person” who is more important than the late night voter standing in line determined to vote, but something even more insidious is working in the back rooms with locked doors where exit polls are tallied and altered. Yes…altered. They don’t use the word “altered” they call them “adjusted exit polls”
How are they altered or adjusted, Richard Charnin explains:
Walker Recall: The Exit Pollster’s MO Never Changes
June 9, 2012
The exit pollster’s MO never changes. In the recall, the pundits said it was “too close to call”. I’m quite sure that Barrett was winning, but the media knew the fix was in so they had to keep it close. They knew the actual exit poll numbers would not see the light of day. But they sure called it quickly for Walker, didn’t they?
The pollster’s have had plenty of experience in adjusting exit polls to match the vote count.
In 2004, preliminary state exit poll numbers were downloaded from the CNN website by Jonathan Simon. Kerry led by 50-48%. The state polls were already in the process of being matched to the recorded vote. But Bush was winning the vote count – a massive divergence from the exit polls.
We later learned that Kerry led the National Exit Poll from 4pm to midnight. At 4pm (8349 respondents) he led by 51-48%. At 730 pm (11027 respondents) by 51-48%. At 1222am (13047) by 51-47%. But we didn’t see these numbers. They were not meant for public viewing.
The next day, the CNN and NYT websites showed that Bush won the National Exit Poll (13660) by 51-48% – matching the recorded vote. How did the final 613 National Exit Poll respondents enable Bush to flip the vote? The exit pollsters never could answer that one. After all, the flip was mathematically impossible.
The unadjusted 2004 exit polls (state and national) were not released until about a year ago, long after the damage was done. And guess what? Kerry actually won the 13660 respondents! He had 7064 (51.7%), Bush 6414 (47.0%), Other 182 (1.3%).
Someday, probably in 2022, we’ll get to see the unadjusted recall exit poll numbers. In the meantime, here’s the 2004 National Exit Poll Timeline that was “not meant for public viewing”.
Adjusted Exit Polls
Covert Corporate (Persons) also Tabulate your vote – IN SECRET
Another more serious crack in the glass ceiling of denial split the surface in that hour between 8 and 9 pm on June 5. The part of the exit poll that was NOT adjusted didn’t make any sense. More people left the polls saying they supported Obama then Walker by 51-44%. Yet, Walker won. Read “Walker Recall Vote IMPOSSIBLE
We are still suffering from the backlash of the economic strain caused by Wall Street Greed. Do you think that elections are free of this same insatiable thirst for wealth and power? If 36 million dollars are invested in getting your vote on the front side of the election, don’t you think millions are available to steal your vote on the back side? Oh, there was plenty o’ cash available in Wisconsin. The recall was set up as a push against Obama by such players as Karl Rove.
The GOP is pretty sure that whatever happens is a precursor to how the state — and more blue collar worker states – will fare come the general election. “Karl Rove….argues that the results of Walker’s recall election and the margin of the vote will offer the first genuine clues as to whether Wisconsin’s political environment is similar to four years ago or has reverted to the nail-biter status of 2000 and 2004. ‘This will give a very clear indication of whether Wisconsin and the industrial Midwest will be up for grabs this year,’ Rove said.
Could your vote be bought?…EASY
When a state election plays out on the stage of national politics can you imagine how much money is available to “spread around”? But how could anyone manage to buy your vote without getting caught? Simple answer: There is no oversight of any kind. Voting Machine vendors like Command Central, who supply all the equipment, programming, and tabulation of your vote, do it in secret; without any oversight from any government agency, elected official, or branch of the judiciary. None. Does this remind you of the housing boom and Wall Street bankers in 2008?
The Classic “Divide and Conquer” Paradigm
The division between conservative and liberal or Republican and Democrat has never been more clearly divisive. The secrecy of vote machine vendors like Command Central(V.P. Larry Zins pictured left) is protected as the two sides are so focused on their opposing agendas, they dismiss or ignore the companies that count the vote secretly. Both parties fear launching recounts or investigations into the secret workings of these companies and view such actions as a political liability; that they will be viewed as a force who wants to destroy voter confidence and the American way of life. Yet, just as in the years before the Wall Street buyout, the opposite is true.
So we wait for the a new Fighting Bob. We look for a savvy politician with determination and courage to break through the denial, and to stand on the stump to declare, “Our most fundamental freedom, our vote, is threatened by lack of transparency, and secrecy that is intolerable under any constitution”. Meanwhile, it is just us. We the people of Wisconsin. We the people…period.
More and more citizens are becoming aware that our system of voting in Wisconsin is a mess and largely due to long 30 year tenure of Kevin Kennedy as the Administrator of the Government Accountability Board. read “Calling for the resignation of Kevin Kennedy
Some concerned citizens launched an effort to audit the vote of the Recall election to compare the digital machine totals to the ballots.(You may be surprised to learn that this comparison is not done unless there is an official recount, in fact, it is against the law to compare the paper trail to the digital machine count on the night of the election.) Unfortunately, the effort was fumbled by the group Wisconsin WAVE who arrived to spear head the effort without enough experience or skill to carry it through. WAVE has yet to account for the money collected for the recall audit or to provide any accounting for the abysmal failure of the effort.
Other citizens working independently of WAVE did audit votes in select wards in Madison and Milwaukee. At least one audit in Madison did suggest a possible flip of the vote.
Nobody knows…Everybody knows
Not one day, not one hour has passed since Scott Walker began his campaign for governor when a secret John Doe Investigation has not been active. Nobody knows exactly who or what might be the specific target or targets of the new and expanded version of John Doe.
Secret probe spreads to five Wisconsin counties
Possible violations during recall elections among issues
Daniel Bice – No Quarter – Oct. 21, 2013
A former top-level assistant U.S. attorney has been appointed a special prosecutor in a burgeoning, secret investigation into a wide variety of state issues, including possible campaign violations during the recent recall elections, multiple sources said.
Francis Schmitz — who spent nearly 30 years as a federal prosecutor and was once a finalist for U.S. attorney in Milwaukee — is leading the widespread John Doe probe, according to sources.
Nobody knew the specifics of the investigation when it was focused in Milwaukee. Nobody knows the specifics of the bigger and wider investigation now in progress.
Just as nobody knows what happened between 8 and 9 p.m. on July 5 of 2012.