Walker's Wisconsin – Now playing John Doe Act 2

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.

Daniel Bice | No Quarter

Secret probe spreads to five Wisconsin counties

Sources familiar with the probe told the Journal Sentinel that it was scrutinizing a wide variety of state-related issues, including the recall races. Sources suggested the probe is looking at a current legislative leader and the governor’s contest.

“This is activity that occurred since the 2010 election,” said a source.

New Investigation is statewide

One thing we know about John Doe investigations is that they are secret – investigations are conducted, witnesses are interviewed, and evidence is examined under John Doe’s dark cloak. Just in time for Holloween!

Here we go again. In this new investigation, no one seems to know exactly who or what the focus might be or even when it began, not even Walker’s recall opponent, Tom Barret or his chief of staff, Patrick Curley. Of course, the problem with a secret investigation is that human beings are curious. They want to play “who dunnit” and will conjecture as to what is rotten in the state of Wisconsin’s recall elections…and there was plenty!

People who followed and audited the Senate and Gubernatorial recall elections cried foul and threw up the penalty flags on any number of occasions, so over the next days, let us look under the hood at the flagged questionable acts and review the play.

The Wisconsin Sportsman grant subject of criminal intent


For today Let’s begin with the Wisconsin Sportsmen.

To begin at the beginning, where the Journal Sentinel and other major news outlets neglect to tread, the very first manifestation of the Wisconsin Sportsmen of America group did not erupt last month or last week aswalker boxer most news outlets reported. By most published accounts the story begins quite recently, with the ever suspicious circumstances surrounding the creation, application, award, and cancellation of the $500,000 grant to the group. In fact, the story begins in June of 2011.

The original mysterious workings of the Sportsmen was connected with Americans for Prosperity (AFP) and vote fraud in the days before the Senate recall elections in June of 2011. AFP mailed false information to voters across the state to misinform the public and suppress the vote in that election. The Sportsman did a mailing at the same time, and even though the date was correct, the physical mailing is suspiciously similar. Did the Sportsman mailing with the correct address go to republicans and the mailing with the false address go to democrats? A similar vote caging scheme by AFP was recorded:

In October 2012, One Wisconsin Now, a progressive group, obtained undercover audio recording of the meeting of a local Tea Party group, the Grandsons of Liberty, in which a vote-caging scheme was laid out that involved mailers that AFP agreed to send out to voters in left-leaning districts in Milwaukee. The addresses were provided via the Republican Party of Wisconsin, through the state’s Voter Vault…In the vote-cage scheme, mailers were sent in August to districts in which much of the housing was in college dormitories. They had “do not forward” instructions printed on the outside, so that the votes of those whose flyers bounced back to AFP could be challenged at the polls.

Yet, you will find no mention of the mailings in the more current stories, even though the instances were documented in regional and county press coverage at the time:


North Hudson Man Files Voter Suppression Complaint Against Americans For Prosperity

Posted by Micheal Foley , August 02, 2011

When Charles Shultz received an absentee ballot application form in the mail on Thursday, July 28, it didn’t take long before he found something fishy with it.
Shultz wrote the following on the complaint form:

I received an absentee ballot request form from Americans For Prosperity. It intentionally listed to return up to Aug. 11. The date of the election is Aug. 9. If I followed their instructions, my ballot would not be legal. I think they purposely intended to discount my vote. I understand such activity to be against the law. I believe I was targeted by this group because I am a Democrat and a senior citizen.Hudson Patch

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.


AFP Mailer Sent to More Than Just Two Districts

As reported in the Brad Blog The Americans for Prosperity Wisconsin director Matt Seaholm tried to explain the mailings false information away by claiming the incorrect date was little more than a simple a “typo” and that the mailing “just went out to our members.” He added that he was “sure the liberals will try to make a mountain out of a molehill in an attempt to distract voters’ attention from the issues.”

Americans for Prosperity sent misleading absentee ballot far more widely than previously known
8/05/2011By Greg Sargent
Now AFP has sent out a new email to supporters — forwarded by a labor source — that seeks to clarify the situation. And it appears to acknowledge that the misleading ballot was actually sent to all six districts where Republicans are facing August 9th recalls. Here’s the key part:

“Recently, Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin sent a mailer to provide our members, like you, with the opportunity to vote by way of absentee ballot. The absentee ballot mailing was mailed only to AFP-Wisconsin members in the eight Senate Districts that have recall elections. The return date included on the absentee ballot application (August 11th) was intended solely for the two senate districts with elections on August 16th. However, the printer sent that version out to all districts, including those that have elections on August 9th.”

Note that AFP’s new email blames the printer for sending out the ballot to all districts. Even more interestingly, AFP is using the controversy over its own misleading of voters as a rallying point to get out the vote for Republicans.

The Washington Post

The “reported” story

As mentioned earlier, the reported history of the Sportsmen group is just a few weeks old, and smacks of the same cagey, crony, creepy maneuvering as the mailing scheme. The $500,000 grant

1) United Sportsmen was the only applicant for the award.

2) The carefully crafted grant requirements were unanimously voted into the state budget in May after just seven minutes of discussion.

3) United Sportsmen falsified its 501(3)(c) status on the grant application.

4) United Sportsmen has a scant record of any involvement in promoting hunting of fishing.

5) Sept 5 – Late Thursday Gov. Scott Walker canceled a controversial $500,000 grant to a sportsmen’s group with little training experience but close ties to GOP politicians.JS Online By Jason Stein and Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel

The latest nail in the coffin of deceit

Republican legislators gamble with losing $28 million in annual federal money because the DNR would not have adequate control of how the grant funds were used – AND they kept this information hidden when the bill was slammed through and put in the budget in seven minutes. DNR officials alerted then-Assembly Majority Leader Scott Suder (R-Abbotsford) and Assistant Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) to the federal government’s concerns before the Assembly adopted the budget, according to the DNR.

They did not tell any member of the opposition party about how the grant to the Sportsmen of $500,000 would trigger a loss of $28 million dollars to the taxpayers of Wisconsin? And these are supposed to be the leaders of the Assembly? Does the recent resignation of Scott Suder as Assembly Leader have anything to do with this giant leap into cutting off the face to save the nose? And we are supposed believe that Scott Walker did not know about the overwhelming loss of federal money that was at stake? He regards the Feds as his loyal subjects and has a history of snubbing their authority as shown in his disregard of the warnings of the Federal Housing and Urban Development who repeatedly threatened to withhold funds from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation because of what? – not having adequate control!

The press headlines Walker as a hero? “Veto saved state 28 million”

The same major media that has ignored the full story and history of the Sportsmen is now applauding Walker for his insight for canceling the grant. Scandal clean-up on aisle 11! And 15! – How the United Sportsmen scandal is getting scrubbed by the press.

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 – the ticket noted by the press as the primary reason why Walker vetoed the grant. 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.

More to come…watch this space.

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Walker's Wisconsin – Suder Fish Wrap

The trip of fools

Just a week before the $500,000 grant was to be awarded to the Wisconsin Sportsmen, a little fishing trip was planned. It was celebratory. The major players had done it – like a bunch of high schooler’s who had stole the mascot of a rival team, the pull-over of the Sportsmen grant was to be worn as a badge of courage.

The attitude was to “double-dog-dare” liberals and progressives to bring up the dirt as taunted by, Luke Hilgemann, Scott Suder’s former Chief of Staff. You can almost hear him scoffing at liberals as he man hugs the progressive catfish in the picture below.

By Patrick Marley and Jason Stein of the Journal Sentinel – Sept. 30, 2013
“Let me be as direct as I can with this recent attention for USW (United Sportsmen of Wisconsin)….Bring it!” he wrote. “In our business we wear these types of unfounded, misguided political hack jobs as a badge of courage.”

They had lukehilgemanpulled the prank of hiding the bogus grant award deep within the state budget, formulating the bill so that only the Sportsmen Group would qualify, while keeping it all quiet from the opposition even though they knew the grant award could potentially trigger the loss of 26 million dollars from the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Now, that’s call for a celebration!

An email exchange among Hilgeman and the anglers of felonious funds, reads like high schooler’s planning for homecoming bon fire and includes exchanges between:

Scott Suder – the ring master of the grant and new appointee to the Public Service Commission at bumped-up salary of $94,000 a year

Scott Meyer – a lobbyist and chief executive of Wisconsin Sportsmen.

Darren LaSorte – a former NRA lobbyist and board member of the foundation affiliated with United Sportsmen.

The emails were obtained through a FOIA request for the discussion in the week before big Aug. 22-23 fishing trip in the North-woods.

Bring it on…INDEED!

The email conversation leading up to the North-woods piscary, wafts a very ancient fish-like smell of crony crappie, good buddy bass, and eviscerated musky innards. This just isn’t about the conduct of government, it is the plan for a party by manly men exposing some of the least ethical values outside the local biker club.

Scott Meyer, United Sportsmen’s executive director and lobbyist, sent an email Aug. 16 to Suder and two others detailing plans for three outings over two days.

“Both (Thursday) evening and Friday evening are no charge,” Meyer wrote, referring to a charter fishing trip and an outing on a boat owned by a United Sportsmen board member.

Both the Thursday and Friday evening are no charge

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The blurry “print-screen” above is a dramatization of the “fish for free” offer by Scott Meyer (pictured above) to Scott Suder. Even though, Suder has assured that he paid for everything including gas, fees, and marshmallows – do you see an immediate response from his office to the original offer? Suder’s assurance is good enough? Scott Suder was the puppet master of the whole Wisconsin Sportsmen fiasco from day one, and we are supposed to take him at his word?

Dare anyone question the credibility of Scott’s Suder & Meyer?

This will be just another of those liberal, misguided political hack jobs, which they will catch, clean, and pose for the picture as they accept the badge of courage for catching another prize in eviscerating the democratic process. Bring it!

1) United Sportsmen was the only applicant for the award.

2) The carefully crafted grant requirements were unanimously voted into the state budget in May after just seven minutes of discussion.

3) United Sportsmen falsified its 501(3)(c) status on the grant application.

4) United Sportsmen has a scant record of any involvement in promoting hunting of fishing.

5) Sept 5 – Late Thursday Gov. Scott Walker canceled a controversial $500,000 grant to a Sportsmen’s group with little training experience but close ties to GOP politicians.JS Online By Jason Stein and Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel

6) Sept 11 – GOP legislators did notSudder tell any member of the opposition party that the grant to the Sportsmen of $500,000 would trigger a loss of $28 million dollars to the taxpayers of Wisconsin. according to the DNR.

7) Sept 16 – Scott Suder (pictured right) the Assembly head who lobbied for the Sportsmen grant resigns to accept a position at the Public Service Commission where Walker awards a $94,000 a year salary – nearly double his legislative salary.Wisconsin Public Radio

8) Back in May, Terry J. Kohler personally reached out to key Republican lawmakers to urge them to slip the taxpayer money into the state budget for the Wisconsin Sportsmen group. Read the letter: PDF of Kohler letterTerry Kohler (pictured right) was the real firepower. He is a Terry KohlerWisconsin industrialist, and one of the most influential GOP donors in the state. Journal Sentinel

Walker's Wisconsin – Prosecute "Sportsmen" ALEC

Two years of finger pointing changes nothing

Has anyone noticed how consistent underscoring of scandal and play-to-play tactics employed in the deep workings of Walker’s Wisconsin only served to fill space in newspapers, and excite the social media with “must read” tweets, links, and cacophony? – Secret email networks, new voter ID laws, trans vaginal ultrasound procedures, union bashing, gerrymandering vote districts scott suder2without public input, authorizing paramilitary security in the North woods, silencing public singing in the Capitol rotunda, (take a deep breath here), replacing the Department of Commerce with the “quasi” failure of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, filing a motion to absolve legislators from responding to Freedom of Information Act orders? (Add your tweeted, posted, pasted infringement of ethical debasement “here”)

Hey. They just don’t care

The disgrace of political self interest being played out in Washington over funding the government, is alive and well in sweet Wisconsin. The concept of “disagreeing without being disagreeable” has become as dated and sentimental in American politics as episodes of “Matlock”, “Perry Mason”, and “I Love Lucy” on cable TV. The “trickle down” theory of economics has proven to be an out-and-out lie, but “trickle down” jobbery, skimming, and shuffle has become the “new normal”, the default deal, the secret email network of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

Investigate Scott Suder, prosecute ALEC

The case of the Wisconsin Sportsmen grant secretly tucked into the budget bill and passed last May smells of fraud. Below is a short history of the “discovery” of another rendition of a secret email network embedded in the budget bill. The bullet points trace the powder burns of the past few weeks – the initial plot of the attack goes back much further.

1) United Sportsmen was the only applicant for the award.

2) The carefully crafted grant requirements were unanimously voted into the state budget in May after just seven minutes of discussion.

3) United Sportsmen falsified its 501(3)(c) status on the grant application.

4) United Sportsmen has a scant record of any involvement in promoting hunting of fishing.

5) Sept 5 – Late Thursday Gov. Scott Walker canceled a controversial $500,000 grant to a Sportsmen’s group with little training experience but close ties to GOP politicians.JS Online By Jason Stein and Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel

6) Sept 11 – GOP legislators did notSudder tell any member of the opposition party that the grant to the Sportsmen of $500,000 would trigger a loss of $28 million dollars to the taxpayers of Wisconsin. according to the DNR.

7) Sept 16 – Scott Suder (pictured right) the Assembly head who lobbied for the Sportsmen grant resigns to accept a position at the Public Service Commission where Walker awards a $94,000 a year salary – nearly double his legislative salary.Wisconsin Public Radio

8) Back in May Terry J. Kohler personally reached out to key Republican lawmakers to urge them to slip the taxpayer money into the state budget for the Wisconsin Sportsmen group. Read the letter: PDF of Kohler letterTerry Kohler (pictured right) was the real firepower. He is a Terry KohlerWisconsin industrialist, and one of the most influential GOP donors in the state. Journal Sentinel


The Sportsmen “sinecure” for ALEC

“Sincecure” is not my word. I had no idea what it meant until I looked it up. It is the very word used by Phil Montgomery(pictured below and left) , chair the state Public Service Commission, to rationalize and defend his confidence in Scott Suder’s appointment to the commission. The word choice is an unabashed admission that Suder was appointed as a reward for services rendered in promulgating ALEC legislative maneuvers into the legislative calendar for two years.

The quote:(the bold is mine:)


September 25, 2013 Cap Times editorial

Montgomery says he stands by his decision to help Suder secure a sinecure as the administrator for the PSC’s Division of Water, Compliance and Consumer Affairs. Why? Montgomery claims it has something to do with Suder’s legislative record.

The definition

si·ne·cure
[sahy-ni-kyoor, sin-i-]
1.
an office or position requiring little or no work, especially one yielding profitable returns.Definition

It is all “OK”

Scott Suder is being rewarded with a high paying, cushy job on the PSC for all his hard work pushing ALEC formulated legislation into the lives of the people of Wisconsin, and this is so normal and without question that Montgomery openly admits it to the press?

Passage of the golden ALEC Sinecure award dates back to Montgomery’s own appointment to the PSC.

By Thomas Content of the Journal Sentinel – March 28, 2011

Until January (2011), Montgomery served on the board of directors of the American Legislative Exchange Council, a national organization that works on development of state-level polices that promote limited government, free markets and federalism.

Investigate ALEC

When Scott Walker became governor very few people had ever heard of ALEC, but with the curtailmentmontgomery of collective bargaining and anti-union, anti-teacher, anti- women, anti-voting rights legislation showing up in red state after red state, the source of all of the similar wording in all the bills proposed in all the states were traced back to ALEC…AND they don’t care. It seems the low and unethical tactics employed by ALEC, the Koch Brother’s American for Prosperity, and the Bradley Foundation will not serve to shame them into lining up with established democratic principles. They don’t care. They don’t care in the Senate, or in the Congress or in Wisconsin. Unless the ruthless tactics of pay-to-play, rule bending, and out-and-out corruption are investigated and prosecuted – progressives, democrats, and all people of ethical consciousness are accepting complicity in the new normal of Walker, Montgomery, Suder, and ALEC.

Walker's Wisconsin – Thirty feet away

Clueless

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

Poor Scott Walker always finds himself just thirty feet away, and down the hall from the truth. The act of lying is a personal decision for the freckled boy caught with hands in the cookie jar, and for political players caught with their ethics stretched over the tights of an eight month pregnancy of a bastard fib. Just gas.

So, in the land of the rule of law comes a means to up the ante: “Do you solemnly swear that the testimony you are about to give is the truth?”. Walker came as close as wet to water to this “truth or dare” test of his knowledge of the secret email network operating in his Milwaukee County Executive’s office.

Through her attorney, Wink stressed that Walker knew nothing about the political activities going on in his office. Walker spokeswoman Ciara Matthews said in a statement that Walker “expected everyone to follow the law and made that clear publicly and privately.”Mother Jones

Right up to the morning of Thursday Oct. 8 of 2012, Walker had been subpoenaed to testify in Rindfleisch’s trial, before lawyers with fat lap tops, and marked money made it all go away – no rule of law testimony – back to personal decision. Trust me.

Fast forward to September 18 – Yesterday

In case you were watching Masterpiece Mystery on PBS and missed the reality TV rolling out of Madison, get with it, tune in to the classic scam of the Wisconsin Sportsmen starring Scott Suder as the set up man, Terry Kohler as the money funneling financier of fantasy, and a return of Scott Walker as the man just thirty feet away and down the hall from all the action. Just yesterday his scene was aired with another melodrama of denial. Trust me:

“Again, not being involved in it… it’s really hard for me to comment because you get bits and pieces that you hear about,” Walker told reporters when asked if Suder handled the grant proposal appropriately as a legislator.

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1) United Sportsmen was the only applicant for the award.

2) The carefully crafted grant requirements were unanimously voted into the state budget in May after just seven minutes of discussion.

3) United Sportsmen falsified its 501(3)(c) status on the grant application.

4) United Sportsmen has a scant record of any involvement in promoting hunting of fishing.

5) Sept 5 – Late Thursday Gov. Scott Walker canceled a controversial $500,000 grant to a Sportsmen’s group with little training experience but close ties to GOP politicians.JS Online By Jason Stein and Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel

6) Sept 11 – GOP legislators did notSudder tell any member of the opposition party that the grant to the Sportsmen of $500,000 would trigger a loss of $28 million dollars to the taxpayers of Wisconsin. according to the DNR.

7) Sept 16 – Scott Suder (pictured right) the Assembly head who lobbied for the Sprotsmen grant resigns to accept a position at the Public Service Commission where Walker awards a $94,000 a year salary – nearly double his legislative salary.Wisconsin Public Radio

8) Back in May Terry J. Kohler personally reached out to key Republican lawmakers to urge them to slip the taxpayer money into the state budget for the Wisconsin Sportsmen group. Read the letter: PDF of Kohler letterTerry Kohler (pictured right) was the real firepower. He is a Terry KohlerWisconsin industrialist, and one of the most influential GOP donors in the state. Journal Sentinel

And thirty feet away, and just down the hall…

Walker reiterated that Suder’s appointment to the PSC was not something he was “directly involved in.”

Trust me.

Coming Episodes

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

Journal Sentinel files motion asking John Doe judge to release sealed county records.

Lawyers for the Journal Sentinel and reporter Dave Umhoefer filed a motion Wednesday asking that the Doe be reopened for a hearing on the newspaper’s request that District Attorney John Chisholm return the sealed records to the county. Journal Sentinel

Wisconsin's Walker – DNR & GOP Trapped by Sportsmen

The Wisconsin Sportsman grant subject of criminal intent

To begin at the beginning, where the Journal Sentinel and other major news outlets neglect to tread, the very first manifestation of the Wisconsin Sportsmen of America group did not erupt last month or last week aswalker boxer news outlets are reporting. By most accounts the story begins quite recently, with the ever suspicious circumstances surrounding the creation, application, award, and cancellation of the $500,000 grant to the group. In fact, the story begins in June of 2011.

The original mysterious workings of the Sportsmen was connected with Americans for Prosperity (AFP) and vote fraud in the days before the Senate recall elections in June of 2011. AFP mailed false information to voters across the state to misinform the public and suppress the vote in that election. The Sportsman did a mailing at the same time, and even though the date was correct, the physical mailing is suspiciously similar. Did the Sportsman mailing with the correct address go to republicans and the mailing with the false address go to democrats? A similar vote caging scheme by AFP was recorded:

Last October, One Wisconsin Now, a progressive group, obtained undercover audio recording of the meeting of a local Tea Party group, the Grandsons of Liberty, in which a vote-caging scheme was laid out that involved mailers that AFP agreed to send out to voters in left-leaning districts in Milwaukee. The addresses were provided via the Republican Party of Wisconsin, through the state’s Voter Vault…In the vote-cage scheme, mailers were sent in August to districts in which much of the housing was in college dormitories. They had “do not forward” instructions printed on the outside, so that the votes of those whose flyers bounced back to AFP could be challenged at the polls.

Yet, you will find no mention of the mailings in the current stories, even though the instances were documented in regional and county press coverage at the time:


North Hudson Man Files Voter Suppression Complaint Against Americans For Prosperity

Posted by Micheal Foley , August 02, 2011

When Charles Shultz received an absentee ballot application form in the mail on Thursday, July 28, it didn’t take long before he found something fishy with it.
Shultz wrote the following on the complaint form:

I received an absentee ballot request form from Americans For Prosperity. It intentionally listed to return up to Aug. 11. The date of the election is Aug. 9. If I followed their instructions, my ballot would not be legal. I think they purposely intended to discount my vote. I understand such activity to be against the law. I believe I was targeted by this group because I am a Democrat and a senior citizen.Hudson Patch

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.


AFP Mailer Sent to More Than Just Two Districts

As reported in the Brad Blog The Americans for Prosperity Wisconsin director Matt Seaholm tried to explain the mailings false information away by claiming the incorrect date was little more than a simple a “typo” and that the mailing “just went out to our members.” He added that he was “sure the liberals will try to make a mountain out of a molehill in an attempt to distract voters’ attention from the issues.”

Americans for Prosperity sent misleading absentee ballot far more widely than previously known
8/05/2011By Greg Sargent
Now AFP has sent out a new email to supporters — forwarded by a labor source — that seeks to clarify the situation. And it appears to acknowledge that the misleading ballot was actually sent to all six districts where Republicans are facing August 9th recalls. Here’s the key part:

“Recently, Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin sent a mailer to provide our members, like you, with the opportunity to vote by way of absentee ballot. The absentee ballot mailing was mailed only to AFP-Wisconsin members in the eight Senate Districts that have recall elections. The return date included on the absentee ballot application (August 11th) was intended solely for the two senate districts with elections on August 16th. However, the printer sent that version out to all districts, including those that have elections on August 9th.”

Note that AFP’s new email blames the printer for sending out the ballot to all districts. Even more interestingly, AFP is using the controversy over its own misleading of voters as a rallying point to get out the vote for Republicans.

The Washington Post

The “reported” story

As mentioned earlier, the reported history of the Sportsmen group is just a few weeks old, and smacks of the same cagey, crony, creepy maneuvering as the mailing scheme. The $500,000 grant

1) United Sportsmen was the only applicant for the award.

2) The carefully crafted grant requirements were unanimously voted into the state budget in May after just seven minutes of discussion.

3) United Sportsmen falsified its 501(3)(c) status on the grant application.

4) United Sportsmen has a scant record of any involvement in promoting hunting of fishing.

5) Sept 5 – Late Thursday Gov. Scott Walker canceled a controversial $500,000 grant to a sportsmen’s group with little training experience but close ties to GOP politicians.JS Online By Jason Stein and Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel

The latest nail in the coffin of deceit

Republican legislators gamble with losing $28 million in annual federal money because the DNR would not have adequate control of how the grant funds were used – AND they kept this information hidden when the bill was slammed through and put in the budget in seven minutes. DNR officials alerted then-Assembly Majority Leader Scott Suder (R-Abbotsford) and Assistant Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) to the federal government’s concerns before the Assembly adopted the budget, according to the DNR.

They did not tell any member of the opposition party about how the grant to the Sportsmen of $500,000 would trigger a loss of $28 million dollars to the taxpayers of Wisconsin? And these are supposed to be the leaders of the Assembly? Does the recent resignation of Scott Suder as Assembly Leader have anything to do this giant leap into cutting off the face to save the nose? And we are supposed believe that Scott Walker did not know about the overwhelming loss of federal money that was at stake? He regards the Feds as his loyal subject and has a history of snubbing their authority as shown in his disregard of the warnings of the Federal Housing and Urban Development who repeatedly threatened to withhold funds from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation because of what? – not having adequate control!

The press headlines Walker as a hero? “Veto saved state 28 million”

The same major media that has ignored the full story and history of the Sportsmen is now applauding Walker for his insight for canceling the grant. Scandal clean-up on aisle 11! And 15! – How the United Sportsmen scandal is getting scrubbed by the press.

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 – the ticket noted by the press as the primary reason why Walker vetoed the grant. 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.

How I Will Steal the 2012 Election

My Name is Alec. It is too late to stop me.

Check the date on the “Model Legislation” I wrote.

Elections Task Force on July 17, 2009.
Approved by the ALEC Board of Directors on August 27, 2009.

I’ve been quietly and secretly at work to steal the 2012 election for two years.

VOTER ID ACT
SUMMARY

This legislation requires any United States citizen[i] desiring to vote in a
state to provide proof of identity at the polls, outlines permissible
provisional ballots, and optionally[ii] provides for a free ID to those who do
not have a driver’s license.
SECTION 1…….

You can read the rest if you like.

Model Legislation

But, why read the “model legislation” when you can read my law. It was just passed in your state. You see, the words are very nearly the same.

Yes. Way back when Governor Doyle and Fuss Feingold were in power, I was meeting in secret developing plans to take power in various state houses, like Wisconsin, to roll over you with legislation to suppress the vote. You must admit that it worked. My “model legislation” is now the law of the land in your state. The law is now on my side.

Wisconsin is Just Small Potatoes

About a dozen states are are actively considering legislation that would make voting much more difficult for college students, minorities, the elderly and the disabled. In some states, like Ohio, it is estimated that close to one million people would be affected by these changes. Read more about MY SUCCESS

Say it with me – “Close to a million”.

Reacting is Milking All Your Energies

You have just only discovered my plot to suppress the vote as article after article reveals my work of the past two years. Like this one:

ALEC’s efforts seem to be working. Out of the eight states that have legislators currently listed as members of the ALEC Public Safety and Elections task force, five are either considering or already have laws that were graded harmful to student voting. New Hampshire and Wisconsin, the two states currently considering the most extreme version of the law, both have ALEC members represented on the committees. And in Wisconsin, that member is Rep. Scott Suder (R-District 69), the state’s Majority Leader, who ushered the legislation through the Wisconsin State Assembly. That legislation includes provisions similar to the ALEC model legislation, which Campus Progress obtained from a source outside of ALEC. This copy shows that the model law was approved by the ALEC board of directors on Aug. 27, 2009.
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Feingold Sealed the Deal

The one obstacle to my success in Wisconsin was Russ Feingold. His announcement not to run for any office in 2012 was as unexpected as it was the greatest relief since David Prosser “won” the Supreme Court Election and sealed the deal to end collective bargaining.

The law is on my side. Your most hoped for candidate has bowed out, and I am inhaling the sweet smoke of victory.

Sin Searly

Alec