Deeper than Doe

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 –walker_indict 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

Richard Charnin
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.

Wisconsin Bellweather

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 Zinsopposing 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.

Everybody knows…

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 knows…

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.

What ever happened to JOHN DOE? Oligarchs vs. Wisconsin

A lie may take care of the present, but it has no future. ~Author Unknown

Scott Walker’s free reign to control message with an avalanche of money from oligarchs, most famously the Koch Brothers and Bradley Foundation, has placed him on a path to become POTUS. Many Wisconsinites believe he should have been indicted years ago. He should be jail. As the news cycle spins and twirls with all the cutesy gaffs and flip flops of candidate Walker, the words John Doe are never John doe stewheard. Yet, as much as Walker would like to have you believe how this investigation is a behind him, it is not. No it remains simmering unwatched and could explode at any moment.

What would journalists and media pundits say if the truth of John Doe (Scott Walker) would suddenly explode? The people of media would report as though they had been “on it” all along. And banners would stream below the clips of Walker’s Chief of Staff,Tim Russel, being escorted to jail by uniformed officers. Banner: >>>> Walker indicted for campaign law violation in Wisconsin <<<<. The scene has been a much anticipated and longed for moment for progressives who feel helpless to be heard in a state that has been hopelessly gerrymandered. The GOP controls the legislature, and that legislature has passed laws to shore up control over the State Supreme Court. Legislation has been passed that seems to target more liberal Shirley Abrahamson as chief justice.

Referendum on Election of Chief Justice.
Question 1: “Election of chief justice. Shall section 4 (2) of article VII of the constitution be amended to direct that a chief justice of the supreme court shall be elected for a two-year term by a majority of the justices then serving on the court?”

Explanation

The Wisconsin constitution currently provides that the chief justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court is its longest-serving member. The proposed constitutional amendment would instead select the chief justice through an election by a majority of the justices then serving on the Court.Government Accountability Board

Just for the fun and fairness of it, let us look to Kelly Rindfleisch, who was indicted October 15, 2012 for her activities involving a secret email network in the office of her boss Scott Walker. Let us imagine that she came forward with the truth that her boss not only had full knowledge of her activities, but that he directed the daily activities – >>>> and Walker is indicted <<<<< .

As pundits pontificate we would be viewing photos like the one below on one half of a split screen.
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Oh what money can buy. After over two years of wrangling which took her case all the way to the top court, she will go to jail. What do you think the price tag might be on over two years of litigation? Who do you think paid for it?

March 19, 2015 – Kelly Rindfleisch #6, who wasjohn_doe_kellyu convicted of misconduct in office for doing campaign work while at her county government job, had appealed to the state’s highest court late last year after an appeals court upheld her conviction. The state Supreme Court rejected her appeal on Monday.

On Wednesday, Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney Bruce Landgraf filed a motion arguing that Rindfleisch should be ordered to start serving her 6-month jail sentence.

Rindfleisch, who served as Walker’s deputy chief of staff, was one of six people convicted as part of a now-closed secret John Doe investigation into the activities of Walker’s aides and associates while he was county executive.

Walker was never charged.

Wis. State Journal

NOTE: Walker was never charged

Kelly was a former Deputy Chief of Staff and Fund Raiser for Friends of Scott Walker. Her office was just 30 feet away from his. Yet, Walker was never charged. Now, he is considered a legitimate candidate for President of the United States?
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Now that Walker is trying to be president, it may be a good time to review the events surrounding him and those who worked for him in the County Executives office as it unfolded in the early days.

The Circle Tightens – More Arrests on the Horizon

BREAKING TODAY (Back on January 5, 2012)

Email Network operated out of Walker County Exec Office

“In the course of the investigation, it was learned that a private e-mail network was established and operated out of the County Executive’s office and that the private network was used to communicate both political campaign and government work related information to select individuals,” said a press release from District Attorney John Chisholm.

Walker’s state office and his campaign had no immediate comment.

Read Rindfleish Crimminal Complaint


From Daniel Bice – Journal Sentinel

Bice is doing a meticulous job of reporting the details of the investigation with the precision of a surgeon.

A new round of criminal charges is coming soon against at least a couple of Gov. Scott Walker’s former county staffers for doing extensive campaign activity while on the taxpayers’ dime, sources say.

The charges – which should be filed by District Attorney John Chisholm’s office in the next week or two – will be part of the long-running John Doe investigation of Walker’s aides and associates during his tenure as Milwaukee County executive. Daniel Bice – Journal Sentinel On Line

BREAKING TODAY

Two staffers who worked directly for Gov. Scott Walker while he was county executive were charged Thursday with illegally doing extensive political work while being paid by taxpayers to do county jobs.

Kelly Rindfleisch, deputy chief of staff to Walker in 2010, faces four felony counts of misconduct in office for working for then-Rep. Brett Davis’ 2010 campaign for lieutenant governor while on the county clock. Davis, who lost in the Republican primary, is now Walker’s state Medicaid director.
Daniel Brice Ex-Walker aides accused

The next round of charges will serve to draw an ever tightening circle around Scott Walker as the investigation is destined to move into his campaign for Governor.

The time line at the right suggests that legal darts have been tossed to the near left and the right of the Governor while he has assured voters that he has the values and integrity of an Eagle Scout. He is often described as a polarizing figure which is like saying that many people are starting to giggle at the emperor’s new clothes.

The next round of darts will strike ever closer to the Governor as Darlene Winkjohn_doe_wink, his constituent services coordinator, resigned after acknowledging that she was doing campaign-related work on county time.

Gardner has alreadyjohn_doe_gardner made a guilty plea to the charges of illegally funding Walker’s campaign. Oh, and this is interesting – Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co. received 14 Million dollars in state grants! Read “Walker Rail $$$$ Whoooooops!”

Would you invest $166,000 to get a cool $14 MILLION? That’s what William Gardener did. Oh, and it was your money.

The darts are striking fast and furious toward the middle of the target. Of course, it is possible that Darlene was campaigning for Walker on the tax-payers dime without his knowledge or encouragement. It is possible that Gardner funneled 60k into Walker’s campaign without the Gov suspecting anything. Oh, and the 14 million in grants to Gardner’s railroad? Well, he probably would have been awarded the same cash even if he had not been a contributor to the Walker race.

Do you see where this is going? How many maybe’s, could have’s, and possible’s can be thrown through the air without a bulls eye?

Timeline

The Investigation began on May 5 of 2010
Check the benchmarks of the events below with the most resent at the top. The name Walker is highlighted to demonstrate his close proximity to the suspect parties.

July 5, 2012


Walker Wins Recall Election

January 5, 2012
Prosecutors charge john_doe_russelRussell and veterans official Kevin Kavanaughjohn_doe_kevin with multiple felonies for stealing more than $60,000 from Operation Freedom, a program honoring veterans.

Russell’s domestic partner, Brian Pierick, john_doe_brianis charged with child enticement.

December 13, 2011
Jensen is arrested and jailed for refusing to cooperate with the John Doe investigation.

November 1, 2011
Real estate executive Andrew Jensen asks an appeals court to allow his grant of immunity to be given in secret. The court later rejects the request.

September 28, 2011
Walker says he is safe from the John Doe probe, citing the fact that he is a former Eagle Scout and the son of a Baptist minister.

September 14, 2011
Authorities execute a search warrant of the house of Cynthia Archer, a former top-ranking county administrator for Walker. Archer had been moved out of her state job as deputy administration secretary shortly before the raid.

July 21, 2011
Tom Nardelli, Walker’s former county chief of staff, resigns his state job abruptly, but Nardelli said his decision was not due to the John Doe probe.

July 7, 2011
Gardner is sentenced to nine months’ probation after pleading guilty to two felony counts of violating state election laws.

April 14, 2011
Nettesheim grants immunity to Cullen Werwie, spokesman for Walker and a former campaign staffer.

April 11, 2011
Gardner, the railroad executive, is charged with two felonies for election law violations for funneling more than $60,000 in campaign donations to Walker and other politicians. Gardner agrees to plead guilty to the charges, and Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co. agrees to pay a $166,900 fine.

December 7, 2010
Nettesheim grants immunity to Rose Ann Dieck, a retired teacher and Milwaukee County Republican party activist.

December 21, 2010
Authorities conduct raids of Russell’s Milwaukee home and West Milwaukee business office.

November 15, 2010
Chisholm and his staff meet with Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and others at the state Department of Justice to ask for their help with the John Doe investigation. Van Hollen eventually rejects the offer.

Nov 1, 2010
Authorities subpoena emails from Walker’s campaign – one day before the general election. Walker campaign hires former U.S. Attorney Steve Biskupic of Michael Best & Friedrich to handle the request.

August 20,2010
Authorities seize work computer of Tim Russell, county housing director and Walker’s former deputy chief of staff.

August 9, 2010
Authorities execute a search warrant of Wink’s house.

May 18, 2010
Nettesheim agrees to expand the investigation to include allegations that railroad executive William Gardner improperly funneled campaign donations to the Walker campaign and others through Gardner’s employees.

May 13, 201
Darlene Wink, Walker’s constituent services coordinator, resigns after acknowledging that she was doing campaign-related work on county time.

May 5, 2010
Former Appeals Court Judge Neal Nettesheim authorizes Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm and his office to conduct a John Doe investigation.

After review of the evidence

March 1, 2013
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MILWAUKEE (WITI) March 1, 2013 — Governor Scott Walker will not be charged in the nearly three-year-old investigation into his former aides and associates, according to Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm.

“After a review of the John Doe evidence, I am satisfied that all charges that are supported by proof beyond a reasonable doubt have now been brought and concluded,” Chisholm said in a statement. “As a consequence, last week my office petitioned for, and Judge Nettesheim has granted, the closure of the John Doe investigation.”

But wait! Hold on.
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The investigation was concluded as it related to the investigation of Walker’s activities as County Commissioner, because “charges that are supported by proof beyond a reasonable doubt have been brought and concluded”. Walker never testified under oath as was hoped for in the trial of Kelly Rindfleisch. At the last minute on the day of the trial his lawyers were able to convince the judge not to call Walker for testimony. The proof of his involvement in the illegal activities taking place within a few feet of his office was not discovered, but that does not mean that it does not exist. Associates of Walker, like Kelly Rinfleisch know the level of Walker’s involvement. The evidence of proof beyond a reasonable doubt remains available, and at a time when the stakes are high as Walker has made his choice to run for President.

And the John Doe investigation was concluded as it related to Walker’s years as County Executive, but it did not end. It shifted focus on activities of the Club for Growth during his Recall Election. It continues on and on in the courts. The funds of the Oligarchs are unlimited and over a million dollars has been funneled into lawyer’s pockets through a long higher court battle while it has cost Wisconsin taxpayers at least a that much. $1,000,000! That’s a lot of justice!.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear separate but related challenges to the John Doe investigation. The first briefs in that case are due Feb. 2.Wisconsin State Journal

The Club For Growth seems to be under impression that an investigation into their actions, strongly suspected to be illegal collusion between the group and the Walker campaign, is limiting their 1st Amendment Rights of free speech! The club also seems to want their rights and eat them too. They railed and screamed against the deep secrecy of the John Doe investigation, but now they are the ones that demand to have documents kept secret? A large dump of emails from the Walker County executive office have been released, but for some reason, they are fighting full force to keep the documentation of their actions during Walker’s recall campaign secret. I wonder why?

Walker’s Recall Election was a travesty of democracy when the Ghosts recallOligarchs poured big bucks and mafioso strategies into the state. But if you have enough money you can file briefs preventing investigation, and they have money and have prevented a Walker indictment for over four years. Walker did NOT win his Recall election legitimately. Conspiracy theory you’re thinking? Without going into every detail of how money and the low-life tactics it attracts – stole Walker’s Recall election, I will direct you to one detail of many, which I personally discovered and investigated. Election laws were broken. The cartridges that hold the electronic data after the election were mysteriously sent back to the election vendor Command Central early – before the required 10 days they are to be held secure. You can read more details How Walker Stole the Recall Election.

The instance above was only one of many employed by Oligarchs in Walker’s Recall, but we will leave the full story for another day. For now, remember that the political fight in Wisconsin has not been the Democrats or the people against Walker. It is Wisconsin vs. Oligarchs, and all the strategies, manipulation, buy-off, and pay-offs that come with the big bucks. Considering Walker for President is a choice to turn democracy into a subjugate of corporate tactics and greed.

The first briefs to begin the latest episode of John Doe are delivered to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. We will see how the case of Oligarchs vs. Wisconsin proceeds.

John Doe targets Governor, Senator, and much more

As Scott Walker is slated to do Morning Joe

Walker is making the rounds as a “person of interest” for President, as he continues to hold the same “person of interest” status as a central focus in the John Doe investigation.walker wins1 I wonder if the “Morning Joe gang” on MSNBC will even take notice?

As the scope of the target in the investigation suggests, Wisconsin has been pillaged by some of the most wealthy and ruthless conservative revilers from the right over the past three years. Look at the list!

But, it isn’t the action itself that hurts the most. No. What really clenches the guts and brings tears to the eyes, is the helplessness. Look at the list! Look at the money and power of political capitol, and messaging, and control, and…you can guess that the Morning Joe folks on MSNBC will not even make mention or make note of the fact that Walker is under any scrutiny at all. That is the helplessness. That is what hurts.

The specifics of the actions taken against conservative groups were leaked from the tight silence imposed by the very nature of a John Doe investigation, and at some risk to Eric O’Keefe who is director of the Wisconsin Club for Growth.

Do you see what is wrong with this picture? O’Keefe came forward to present evidence of a witch hunt to the Wall Street Journal and only then, did the story become newsworthy. Even though the story has been grinding along in Wisconsin for years, it was only when a conservative principle cries foul that it becomes an important story. Here is a prime example of the hurt – the helplessness of the voters in face of all of the conservative money and power.

So, who is speaking for the voters of Wisconsin who were misinformed and disenfranchised through the actions of conservative groups in the State’s elections over the past three years? When operatives of any of the conservative groups listed as targets feel their rights are being attacked, it becomes the subject of an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal. When voters have released stories of vote suppression and violation of election laws…silence. The allegations of violations of elections laws are dismissed as incompetence, mistakes, and in the case of the American’s for Prosperity fraudulent mailing, a typo!

The opinion piece said about 30 groups had received subpoenas, including heavy hitters nationally.

A closer look at the target groups of the investigation from the list of eight named organizations under investigation, (on the right) implicates a litany of scofflaws apart from Scott Walker, including Senator Ron Johnson, Carl Rove, and Reince Priebus.
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Walker’s campaign

Wisconsin Club for Growth

Republican Governors Association

Republican Party of Wisconsin

Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce

Wisconsin Family Action

League of American Voters

John Doe – Subpoenas hit, homes tossed

New investigations of Scott Walker and friends


New probe investigating illegal actions, including campaign violations during the Senate and Governor’s recall elections.

John Doe investigations have been etch indictthe most consistent and on-going news from the Administration of Scott Walker. The original John Doe investigation began as Walker took office and continued for over two years.

John Doe rises again like a bad penny that has been stuck in the vending machine of political flimflam only to be found in the coin-return slot still bearing the date of its mint. Kelly Rindfleisch was sentenced on November 19th, 2012 to six months in jail and three years of probation for her role in rising Walker to power.

Kelly keeled, Walker walked, and all the lawyers talked and talked. Now, here we go again with John Doe Act 2, and at a most inopportune time for the “Walker who walked” as he is up for re-election next November, and his name is included in conversation as a presidential candidate in 2016.

Not one day. Not one hour of Scott Walker has been free of a John Doe investigation. The timeline of shadiness began in his County Executive’s office with a secret email network and has continued through the shady Wisconsin Sportsmen Grant that was buried in the most recent state budget.

“Unintimidated” – the book “Unindicted” – the reality

Just as Walker’s hard bound campaign brochure “Unintimidated” is due to be officially released, yet another, wave of John Doe subpoenas and searches have been active across the State of Wisconsin. Unfortunately, this is nothing new. Even before Walker’s recall election the silent and secret sleuth, John Doe, was known to be searching and tossing apartments of Walker’s friends and associates. Now, this time, it seems the Feds may be involved.

The Wall Street Journal is painting this as a further witch hunt against conservative groups and contend that “Americans learned in the IRS political targeting scandal that government enforcement power can be used to stifle political speech.” The article (quoted below) suggests that new and active John Doe investigation in Wisconsin may be a further federal action against conservative groups. To the Journal, it appears to retribution for Governor Scott Walker’s union reforms.

Free Speech?

Subpoenas hit allies of Scott Walker as his re-election campaign loom
Wall Street Journal Updated Nov. 15, 2013

In recent weeks, special prosecutor Francis Schmitz has hit dozens of conservative groups with subpoenas demanding documents related to the 2011 and 2012 campaigns to recall Governor Walker and state legislative leaders.

Copies of two subpoenas we’ve seen demand “all memoranda, email . . . correspondence, and communications” both internally and between the subpoena target and some 29 conservative groups, including Wisconsin and national nonprofits, political vendors and party committees. The groups include the League of American Voters, Wisconsin Family Action, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, Americans for Prosperity—Wisconsin, American Crossroads, the Republican Governors Association, Friends of Scott Walker and the Republican Party of Wisconsin.

The actions of the some conservative groups mentioned above have broken the law in documented cases during the days preceding the Senate recall elections in Wisconsin, when Americans for Prosperity mailed out election information that was false, and would lead to the disenfranchisement of voters.

The Republican County Clerks in several counties were documented as displaying false voter ID information on official web sites stating that a voter ID would be required to vote in the Senate recall and the Walker recall election even though the requirement was nullified by a court injunction.

Republican County Clerks in several Wisconsin counties are known to have sent election materials out of state illegally. Cartridges holding the electronic record of the Walker recall vote were returned to the vendor “Command Central” days before they were to be held secure by state law.

Wisconsin activists have felt helpless against money and organization of many of the “conservative groups” listed in the subpena, and
sought federal intervention into allegations of election fraud in Wisconsin dating back to the day Kathy Nickolaus “found” 14,000 votes after the 2011 Spring Supreme Court Election.

Please do not dismiss the investigations into the broken laws and consistent dismissal of such frequent displaysgrafpknlg of incompetency on the part of county clerks as a witch hunt. The groups listed in the subpena were not exercising their rights of free speech by intentionally and illegally misinforming voters. County clerks must be held accountable for misinformation posted on web sites that could very well have mislead and disenfranchised voters.

Coincidence and incompetence may be a reasonable defense in a limited number of cases, but most investigators do not believe in coincidence. The new widespread investigation of the well healed conservative groups that have invaded Wisconsin since the days before the 2010 election, is a long time in coming.

The suggestion that these groups are being singled out and being deprived of their right of free speech, only serves to demonstrate how little the Wall Street Journal knows of what has been happening on the ground in Wisconsin for the past three years. The people who read the false information on web sites and received deceptive mailings from Americans for Prosperity – are the victims. People who discovered how election materials that were to be kept secure after the June 5 election had already been sent back – are the victims. Documented proof is held that demonstrates that the people of Wisconsin were deprived of their right to vote, and the Wall Street Journal hopes to defend the perpetrators?

John Doe – What happened June 5, 2012 between 8 & 9 p.m.?

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?”diebold 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”] above).

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

Richard Charnin
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.

Wisconsin Bellweather

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.

Everybody knows…

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 knows…

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.

Walker's Wisconsin – Sportsmen Grant canceled WHY?

Right decision – wrong reason

Gov. Scott Walker late Thursday Sept. 4 canceled a controversial $500,000 grant to a sportsmen’s group with little training experience but close ties to GOP politicians. Of course, this is good but somewhat out of character for the Governor who defines himself as a rogue charmer in his book, “Unintimidated” . He is the ghost author of the work with no college education so the book was written by the former speech writer for George W. Bush Marc Thiessen.

The truth of most of what Walker has to say is usually hidden about thirty feet away and down the hall from any actual statement he makes, like the secret email network used in his campaign for governor. Like this statement announcing the cancellation of a controversial grant to “Wisconsin Sportsmen” by DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp:

“We also agreed that it is essential for any organization that receives financial support from the state to have the trust of the public in its capabilities to produce concrete results. Even though United Sportsmen of Wisconsin Foundation Inc. did and does still meet the statutory criteria established by the Legislature for the grant award, the governor asked me to not finalize the grant award. I will honor this request and fully support this decision,” Stepp said
By Paul A. Smith and Jason Stein of the Journal Sentinel Sept. 5, 2013

The Journal Sentinel implied the decision to cancel was related to the investigative reporting into the arrest history of President of the “United Sportsmen” group – Andy Pantzlaff when they reported:

“The decision was announced only hours after the Journal Sentinel asked state officials about a 2005 case in which the president of the United Sportsmen of Wisconsin Foundation Inc. was cited for hunting with an improper license.”

The real and present reason for the cancellation of the grant

The Journal Sentinel did not cover the vote fraud that occurred statewide in the Senate Recall election. For some reason the established press automatically files any allegations regarding election tampering in the “conspiracy theory” file, but the fraudulent mailings of the “Wisconsin Sportsmen” organization was documented by the “lesser” county and regional newspapers of the state. So in all likelihood, Mr. Unintimidated did not cancel the grant out of fear of repercussions from a ticket received by the “Sportsmen” president, but by the organization’s involvement with the allegations for vote fraud.

UnitedSportsmenWI

FakeAbsenteeApplications

The United Sportsmen group is connected to the fruadulant mailing

Their mailer was sent out, with misleading dates, not long after that. That page also points to website at http://www.unitedsportsmenwi.com. That site has just one, very rudimentary page, and a check of the domain ownership reveals that the domain was established on June 29, 2011. It’s privately registered, so the owner of it is unknown. Brad Blog Brad Friedman on 8/6/2011, 7:35am PT

The fraudulent mailings were delivered to voters throughout the state and were reported and documented:

The real track record of “United Sportsmen”

When Charles Shultz received an absentee ballot application form on Thursday, July 28, 2011 with a request to mail it in two days after the Senate District 10 recall election, he thought something was fishy.

The mailer, sent by conservative advocacy group Americans For Prosperity (AFP) to his North Hudson home, included directions to mail the application to Madison instead of his village clerk.

Hudson Patch Posted by Micheal Foley , August 02, 2011 at 04:15 PM

Crawford County is NOT Free of the Koch Bros. Tentacles

From the Crawford County Independent – Thursday, August 4, 2011
by Erin Martin

Robocall, repeat surveys,and confusing absentee ballot applications are all part of the new politics as Wisconsin heads toward an unprecedented eight recall elections in the next two weeks. What to do? You might try to ignore them all and follow your commons sense.

Rolling Ground Resident Displays Fraudulent Mailing
Lamar Janes holds the suspicious absentee ballot application received by his wife on Saturday. Neither Janes nor his wife Lynda Shaller are members of American For Prosperity as the accompanying letter states. The application he’s holding states clearly absentee ballots must be submitted to “city clerks” by August 11. However, absentee ballots cannot be submitted after the election, which is scheduled for this Tuesday, August 9.

Walker’s motive is to stay thirty feet away from the Sportsmen group

The Journal Sentinel will find the truth thirty Andyfeet down the hall from the ticket received by Andy Pantzlaff (pictured right) for illegal hunting. Mr. Unintimidated would not cancel the grant for misdemeanor but he may very well want to remain down the hall and thirty feet away from an investigation of a felony for vote fraud.






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Wisconsin Vote – Wave or Dry Well?

Wisconsin WAVE takes over and drops the ball


Did Walker really win the recall election? We will never know.

The video is from Thom Hartman posted June 12; wave4shortly after the June 5, 2012 recall election. It is cued up to a point of interest in that Wisconsin Wave is identified:

The grassroots organization which includes The Wisconsin Wave has formed to verify the accuracy and integrity of the election results.

Thom goes on to discuss the citizen observers who were in place in Racine. The obvious implication is that WAVE had a major hand in the observation – not true. In fact, WAVE came onto the scene in the final moments of the election integrity game saying, “Coach, give me the ball!”. The promise was to organize and finance an investigation of the recall election ballots statewide and score a touch down. Wave fumbled and lost the game. We will never know if Scott Walker was the real winner of the recall election.

WAVE splashed in like a Tsunami to commandeer the election integrity movement and then proceeded to collect money with the promise of auditing the Barrett/Walker recall election – after 14 months, WAVE has yet to report on any of the vote recounts administered. WAVE has never accounted for the money raised from citizens “to help with the recall audit” through the ever present DONATE
DONATE
DONATE

This is the message that accompanied every post, article, and picture in the weeks following the June 5 recall election:

Click here to stay in touch with us about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities, and please consider helping us cover the costs associated with this grassroots effort by making a tax-deductable donation here.
…Wave partnered with groups like the Election Defense Alliance to organize election monitoring activities before, during, and after the recall elections this August. In total we mobilized several hundred volunteers and monitored polls in over 25 wards throughout the eight senate districts where recall elections took place.
WAVE – No More Stolen Elections

Meanwhile activists NOT working under WAVE produced results

Many election integrity activists had been communicating since the Prosser/Kloppenberg Supreme Court election (April 5, 2011). When they discovered that WAVE was requiring volunteers to sign a confidentiality agreement to participate in the recount, they struck out on their own.

The ISTHMUS covers Hand Count Votes Now!
July 19, 2012

Mary Magnuson, an electoral reform activist, submitted an open records request to the Madison city clerk on June 14 asking to inspect “any and all ballots,” including optical scanned ballots and absentee ballots, that were cast in Wards 16, 19, 39, 40 and 100 in the recall election against Gov. Scott Walker. She also asked to inspect the tapes used in the scanners and any inspectors’ reports prepared by poll workers.

Read Recall Hand Count Suggest Flip

Read: Barb With was volunteering as an observer at the Surpeme Court election Waukesha recount when she made a glaring discovery. The poll tape that was being counted and matched for votes cast in the April 5 election for Supreme Court Justice was dated March 30, 2011.

Dennis Kern, Marianne Moonhouse, and John Washburn discovered that the cartridges, holding the digital ballot count, were not held and secured in many County Clerk offices. By Wisconsin statute, all election materials are to be kept secure for public viewing for 10 days, but many counties sent them back, out of the State, to the Minnesota vendor Command Central. The team set up an email network to monitor messages of County Clerks, and Marrianne logged the info received into spreadsheets. (John Washburn is also the author of “the Fraud it” page above: “A description of the programing levels of your vote from any machine to certification”.)

Command Central Penalizes Crawford County $12,400 July 14, 2012
In Crawford County, when the cartridges were returned it was discovered it would cost $12,400 to view the information. According to Command Central, once the digital information on the cartridges was read they would need to be destroyed. Replacement costs would be $12,000 for which Crawford County tax payers would be liable.

Email from Crawford County Clerk Giesler:

I am sorry that you feel that your open records request has been denied. I do disagree with this statement in that I have tried very diligently to satisfy your request. Because you feel that you have been denied, the voting machine cartridges cannot be returned and will remain in my vault. The taxpayers of Crawford County must now incur costs of $12,400 so that all new cartridges can be burned for the August primary election. I will be providing the Crawford County Independent with the costs for the cartridges as they have requested this information.

The FOIA asking review of election materials was rescinded.

Wisconsin WAVE has yet to report

The only report of any recall findings from Wisconsin Wave recounts (they refer to the counts as “an investigation”) were summarized in a email to members and volunteers some weeks after the election. No official report to the public or press has ever been released by Wisconsin Wave.

What we have found so far includes:
Inconsistent and tamper-prone methods of securing ballot bags
Widespread use of unverifiable touch screen machines in a state where these devices are officially designated as handicap accessible equipment only
And most disturbingly, a number of counties where our hand-counts of paper optiscan ballots often differed from election night totals.

To complete this vital campaign we need your support right now!

Sincerely,

Adam Porton
National Director
[The “Donate” button above has been disabled for good reason]

The email goes on to say:

“Finishing up counts in other high priority counties where discrepancies have been found. The bigger our data set, the more complete our picture of these problems will be.
Compiling what percentage of Wisconsin voters used unverifiable touch-screen voting machines. Unbelievably, this information is not compiled by the state election authority, and so normally is not available to the public (or anyone for that matter).

Whatever happened to the money?

Wisconsin Wave is not listed on the Wisconsin Department of Revenue list as a non-profit organization under its own name. Wave is publicly associated with “The Liberty Tree Foundation” which appears to serve as an umbrella for Wave collections. “Liberty Tree Foundation for the Democratic Revolution, Inc.” is listed and the form 990 of income and expenditures for “Liberty Tree” is public record and can be found at by inputting the “Liberty Tree” in a search engine at: Guidestar.org

The form 990 shows the contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts received as $138,791 from July 1, 2011 thru June 30, 2012. The recall election was on June 5, so contributions to that effort would be reflected in the period from before the election thru June 30.

The total revenue (line 9) is reported at $150,369.

In Part III

The only entry describing the organization’s program accomplishments is “Civil rights, social advocacy and action programs, provide support to pro democracy campaigns in the form of policy research, publications, legal assistance, consultive services, and the convening of pro-democracy organizers. Total expenditure: $166,792 (No further breakdown describes any reference to election integrity of election investigation)

In part IV, one salary is reported to Benjamin Manski of $25,205 plus $5,593 in benefits.

Further on at Schedule “0” the larger expenditures are for “travel” $10,639 and “web” at $17,390.

Ben Manski and Adam Porton did not return calls placed to clarify the form 990 information.

Two basic questions must be answered by WAVE/Liberty Tree Foundation

How much money was collected by WAVE/Liberty Tree to investigate the June 5, 2012 recall election and, since no public report of any findings discovered through the audit/investigation was produced, how were the collected funds used?

A new election season is approaching and election integrity activists are in disarray due to the lack of transparency, incompetence, and irresponsibility in public reporting left in wake of the WAVE’s recall investigation. Grass roots organizations, hoping to develop new strategies to insure integrity in the 2014 election cycle, remain disoriented and confused by the past promises and actions taken on by WAVE. Experienced people and groups, who have been working to expose the real problems with machine voting since 2011 with a documented history of progress, are left struggling in the wake of the WAVE’s problematic entrance on the scene. WAVE needs to come forward to account for its funding and findings, or the suffer the consequences when the 2014 election cycle passes without organized strategies to protect the vote.






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