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

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!


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.

Please visit my “other blog” for news of my new play “House of Monkeys” – a musical romp through the love, life, and work of Moliere!

What's good for the boss is good for the AG – "N-O"

What is it about “no” that Attorney General Van Hollen doesn’t understand?

On one camera in one studio we have humble Tommy Thompson telling reporters that he is not going to release his taxes. No, he was not really telling them, he was daring them to ever ask that question again. He had made up his mind like a 5-year-old who will not share his candy stash, and blasted inquiring reporters with the rasping order of a bartender yelling “Last call!”.

Meanwhile on another camera in another studio we have Van Hollen, Tommy’s co-campaign chairman, asking the question about why the State Supreme Court cannot double up on the two lower court injunctions of the voter ID law, and pass it, like quick, before – yes before – the Presidential Election.

Oh Please just answer the question by playing the tape of his boss’s voice. “The question is, is the Court going to reverse the Voter Id Injunction? The answer is no. No,” they say. “The answer is N-O. What part don’t you understand?”

The questions surrounding the voter ID law remain as partisan and strident as they were when the law was passed in the days of the Republican controlled Senate. Nothing has changed. The argument is whether voter fraud has been proven to be the kind of problem that warrants the risk of disenfranchising voters, many of whom are people of color and the elderly. But, to make a plea to suddenly push the law down people’s throats with only weeks to adjust, increases the threat of disenfranchisement by leaps, since those without ID would have so little time to react. NO, Van Holen. What is it you don’t understand?

But that ain’t all. “You don’t ask for mercy when you’re still on the stand”.- Leanard Cohen

It seems Van Hollen’s slippery, situation is the stuff songs are made of.

We go from Leonard Cohen right into Jimmy Buffett’s “Wasting away…” Song? Sing it with me. ∫∫

“Wasted away again in Kathynicklolausville.
Searching for my lost kicker of votes.”

Van Hollen was elected to his current position as a result of the same Kathy Nicholaus reproductive math that gave Prosser the Supreme Court election! Yep. Van Holen is in office because the fuzzy vote count in Waukesha.

The “found vote” in the Waukesha Court election brought back all those memories of the close vote that made Van Hollen Attorney General rather like a nightmare.

Defending Wisconsin Asks JB Van Hollen to Resign
Tuesday, 12 April 2011 12:07 Paul I. Tascoupe

The Waukesha County Clerk reports that there were 156,804 ballots cast in that election. You can see that by going here: Offical Results

I peeked ahead, and sure enough!

PRECINCTS COUNTED (OF 211). . . . . 210 99.53
BALLOTS CAST – TOTAL. . . . . . . 156,804

All seems kosher until you look at the Government Accountability Board Canvass Summary in which over 174,000 votes were cast in that race. You can see this by going here and clicking attorney general: Canvas Summary .

And I peeked ahead again…

Attorney General Waukesha

Total Votes 174,049
Faulk 55,609
Van Hollen 118,343
Scattering 97

Therefore it is clear more votes were cast in this race than ballots cast.
Wis Dems

Oh, time for another verse…perfect…Sing it Jimmy… ∫∫∫∫

“Some people claim
there’s a woman to blame….”

So Attorney General Van Holen what is it you do not understand about


Tammy Baldwin’s ad addressing Thompson’s “No Tax Returns Statement”

Stolen Recall Election – Destroy the Evidence

Is it surprising that first person who is anxious to destroy the ballots is Kathy Nickolaus?

The June 5 Recall Election results were “hinky” from the beginning. Now, Kathy Nickolaus threatens to burn the Waukesha County ballots on Monday. TOMORROW!


THANKS TO ALL – It Worked – Nothing is being destroyed today

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Rally to stop Waukesha County from destroying ballots!

Date: August 13, 2012 – 11:00am – 1:00pm
Frame Park
701 E. Moreland Blvd.
Waukesha, WI

While many County Clerks have been more than happy to work with us, Waukesha County’s Kathy Nickolaus has illegally denied our open records request to view ballots in the county.
Furthermore, just last FRIDAY we learned that she is illegally planning on destroying Waukesha’s ballots as early as THIS Monday at NOON, despite the fact that open records law gives petitioners 60 days to appeal a denial. If the ballot destruction does occur we’ll never know to what extent machine error and/or fraud might have affected election totals in Waukesha!

Join us at Frame Park across the way from the Waukesha County government building. There we’ll let Kathy Nickolaus know that Wisconsinites have a RIGHT to view the recall ballots, and that if she goes ahead with the ballot destruction she will be held accountable legally!
Rally info and map

Can’t make the Rally?

Contact the Government Accountability Board (GAB) and demand to stop destruction of the ballots.

tele (608) 266-8005 | fax (608) 267-0500 | e-mail gab@wi.gov

How Walker Stole the Recall Election

“Unusually High” vote count in rural areas

Many rural counties showed a sharp shift to the right in the June 5 Recall election that left many people scratching their heads, “How is this possible?”. I am from Crawford County, and like so many other rural counties that voted strongly democrat in recent elections, Crawford County went for Walker by +100 votes. This was a curiosity that sent me to the County Clerk’s office in Prairie Du Chein to get a look at more information that was not displayed on the election web site, and I learned the election materials had already been send back to the machine vendor, Command Central, before the time prescribed by state statutes. You can read any number of the recent posts on this blog to learn more about the experience of trying to chase a greased pig with one arm tied behind your back.

Today, I want to talk to you about how the June 5 Recall election was stolen. Usually, Republicans could “count on” Kathy Nicholaus, the County Clerk of Waukesha County to “find” 7000 votes as she did in the Supreme Court Election. Since then, her little trick of writing her own programing and keeping it on her personal computer, has cost the tax payers of that county a quarter of a million dollars to reprogram the software for counting votes. Kathy was under the magnifying glass so a new plan was badly needed.

The problem with figuring out how and where votes were flipped isn’t immediately apparent. It takes days and weeks of looking at the “scratch your head” incidences, and pulling them all together for a larger picture. Craig Gilbert of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel was one of the first to report the “rural shift”, eleven days after the election, in his June 16 article

In high-stakes Wisconsin elections, it often feels like the fiercest fighting occurs along the Milwaukee to Madison corridor.

That’s where the state’s three biggest counties are: Milwaukee, Dane and Waukesha. It’s where the state’s capital and largest city are. It’s where the geographic base of each party is. And it’s the most combative, media-intensive, politically polarized part of Wisconsin.

But that’s not where Gov. Scott Walker carved out his historic recall victory.

In geographic terms, the big story of the state’s June 5 election was Walker’s striking performance outside the Milwaukee and Madison media markets.

In demographic terms, it was Walker’s rural landslide. Craig Gilert Article in WSJ

Little did he know how he had put his finger on the pulse of monster whose tentacles curled into the most unsuspecting villages and hamlets of the Wisconsin countryside. I was personally attacked by this creature in the halls of the County Clerks office in Prairie Du Chein and was caught between releasing the county from an open records request to hold memory cartridges with official vote tally or held responsible for enraging the taxpayers with a $12,400 bill by the private corporation Command Central.

The Recall vote was not stolen by the “usual suspects” in Waukesha, Delafeild, or Milwaukee but in the rural counties like Crawford, Buffalo, Adams, and Trempealeau. The steal was not to find 7,000 votes in one city, but to chip and chisel a few votes here and there from rural areas throughout the state. It would take a statistical genius to uncover and present the numbers to expose this pick-a-little-hack-a-little strategy. Little did they know about the statistician extraordinaire, Richard Charnin.

Richard, who is not even from Wisconsin but resides in Florida, began working. You see, he had predicted the outcome of the June 5 election with his numbers on May 26 or eleven days before the election. That’s pretty good.

True Vote Model

The base case assumption in the 2012 Wisconsin Recall True Vote Model is that Obama had a 60% vote share is conservative. He had 63.3% in the Wisconsin exit poll (2545 respondents) but only a 56.2% recorded share, far below the 2.4% margin of error. There is a virtual 100% probability that Obama’s True share exceeded 60%. In other words, the 2008 election was extremely fraudulent, but not enough to cause Obama to lose.

Unlike final national and state exit polls that are adjusted to conform to the recorded vote and implicitly assume zero fraud, the True Vote Model is based on a feasible estimated turnout of previous election voters and best vote share estimates of returning and new voters.

The model calculates various scenarios (“sensitivity analysis”) of 2008 election voter turnout in 2012 based on the 2008 a) recorded vote, b) unadjusted exit poll or 3) estimated True Vote.

What does this portend for the recall?
Three scenarios:

1) Fraud: Walker wins by a similar margin as he did in 2010 (125,000 votes)
2) Fraud: But not enough to steal the election. Barrett wins by 70,000.
3) No fraud. Barrett wins by at least 160,000.

The latest statistical analysis from Richard Charnin

This is the latest statistical analysis of election fraud from Richard Charnin (pictured right) who predicted what the fraud factor would look like ten days before the June 5 election. Now he is creating a model which will boil it down to the Municipality:

I just created a Muni Recall True Vote model based on the elections.xlsx data. It uses the 2008 Presidential and 2012 Recall recorded votes. This is just a quick, first-cut. I will be adding improvements over the next day or two. Richard Charnin’s latest Municipal Recall True Vote Model

Look at the the Recall Results by minicipality

I took the liberty of taking a screen shot of Crawford County as seen below. (Richard frowns on this but I wanted to give you an idea of what you will find for your ward, town, or municipality when you look at the spread sheet. This is number art revealing the sheer beauty of statistical analysis!

The first shot shows the votes for Obama and McCan in the 2008 presidential election.

So below are the cut and pasted screen shots from Crawford County.

The second shot shows the reported vote for Walker and Barrett and the blue column shows the percentage of the Barrett vote.

The third shot shows the numbers you will not find in your county clerk’s office. It shows the True Vote, as described above, in the yellow column. The blue column shows he voter turn out that would be necessary to arrive at those numbers. The last “pink” column shows the percentage in shift that would be necessary from those who voted for Obama in ’08 but showed up to vote for Walker on June 5. For instance, you see that over one third of the folks who voted for Obama in ’08 in Bridgeport or Lynxville would have needed to defect and vote for Walker on June 5.

If you can rationalize that shift, look at Ferryville where nearly half the of voters defected from Obama to Walker.

You can look at any ward, municipality, or village in Wisconsin and prove to yourself how the recorded vote in the June 5 Recall election is not only “hinky” or “smelly” – it is not statistically possible.

Prove election fraud for yourself. Have Fun!

True Vote Model by Municipality – Defection from Obama’s ’08 vote to Walker in Recall Election

Citizen Recall Recount – BLOCKED

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

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

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

A Very Fast Forward

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

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

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

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

The Block – The Denial – The Fix

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

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

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

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

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

All Citzens Want is to Count the Vote

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

One Year of Free Wisconsin

The first post under the heading “Free Wisconsin” was headlined “Sleeping Giant Awakes in Wisconsin”. It really reflects my personal waking, as from a cold sweat, trembling nightmare, except that no shaking of the head or pinching of myself could make it go away. It was real.

Thus began a daily posting of the barrage of assaults on the rules, procedures, and dignity of the government of Wisconsin in the long year of GOP control under Scott Walker. My posts are often accompanied with a photo-shop picture or two, so I picked a picture with a caption to trace the evolution of events in Wisconsin over the first six months of the past year.

The tentacles of the Koch Brothers

The Koch lobbying office on the capital square The REAL Koch Bros

February 23rd, 2011 | Author: Dennis Kern

The Call was a prank….the lobbying office is REAL
Judging from the cozy conversation Scott Walker had with the prankster David Koch, one might suspect that similar calls could be made from this quaint little office.

Rally in Richland Center

A little piece of American SOLIDARITY

March 10th, 2011 | Author: Dennis Kern

There was a demonstration in front of the Court House in Richland County, Wisconsin, America at 9:00 a.m. CST on March 10, 2010.
It will never go in Wisconsin in the long run; not with these Wisconsin born and bred people of strong and tested will in opposition.

I left confident of success and damn proud of Wisconsin!

A mother with her children stood bundled against the cold holding hand-made, cardboard with magic marker signs.

The First GOP Senator triggered for recall

CALL DAN KAPANKE – Update 3-30″

FROM the LaCrosse Tribune

La Crosse area Democrats say they will file petitions today with enough signatures to trigger a recall election of Sen. Dan Kapanke, one of eight Senate Republicans targeted…

March 15th, 2011 | Author: Dennis Kern

Recall organizer Pat Scheller said volunteers have gathered more than the 15,588 signatures needed and that they plan to take them to Madison after a noon rally today at La Crosse City Hall.

It is expected to be the first completed of 19 active recall efforts registered between Feb. 24 and March 2 against 16 senators.

Most consistanly read post

April 5th, 2011 | Author: Dennis Kern

Why is it important to know who the Koch Bros are? Ask Bernie Sanders the Senator from Vermont who stood on the floor of the Senate for most of a whole day to deliver a good, old fashioned filibuster, which has become known as “The Amazing Speech”, to stop the action that would extend tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans.

Who are the Koch Bros? Why should I care?

Summer of recall campaigns and elections

What a season of awakening and action with the result: a record breaking, recall of six (to date) Wisconsin GOP Senators facing a recall election in July! Summer of UNREST
May 1st, 2011 | Author: Dennis Kern

This is monumental! This is what Democracy looks like!

Count them Darling, Kapanke, Olson, Hopper, Cowles, Harsdorf! All stood with Walker and when Spring came they found the ice melting beneath their feet. Final hour recall drives are still going on for the remaining two of the now infamous GOP 8!

The “found” votes

May 5th, 2011 | Author: Dennis Kern

We all suspect that the real problem in the Wisconsin recount is not likely to turn up in the recount of votes because it is quite possible that the votes being counted are already flipped! Why are we not getting to the real suspect issues: Kathy Nickolaus’ criminal history, “special software” given to her alone by the GAB (the board responsible for administrating the state-wide recount), the storage vote counting software on her private computer, the proven vulnerability of the Sequoia (Waukesha) voting system to hacking and manipulation?

Sexy Gap Opening in Ballot Bags!

Vote bags in Waukesha ripped, torn, and even duct taped

The Brad Blog calls the Waukesha recount a “Dog and Pony Show” Fraud 9 – Duct Tape (Really!)
May 21st, 2011 | Author: Dennis Kern
They make it sound the Kloppenburg found a rip in a single ballot bag and are claiming fruad. It wasn’t one bag. It was many bags. Not only did they appear slit, torn, and lapping open the numbering would be an embarrassment to a third grader! To top it off the slit bags were repaired with duct tape!

The curtailment of collective bargaining becomes law

Prosser and Activist Judges
June 15th, 2011 | Author: Dennis Kern

Justice Shirley Abrahamson accuses the majority of 4 of giving case ‘short shrift’

In hastily reaching judgment, Justice Patience D. Roggensack, Justice Annette K. Ziegler, and Justice Michael J. Gableman author an order, joined by Justice David T. Prosser, lacking a reasoned, transparent analysis and incorporating numerous errors of law and fact. This kind of order seems to open the court unnecessarily to the charge that the majority has reached a pre-determined conclusion not based on the facts and the law, which undermines the majority’s ultimate decision.

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Waukesha Fraud – Deep Throat Speaks
June 17th, 2011 | Author: Dennis Kern

An observer of the Waukesha County recount noticed such a small, innocent piece of paper that was spit out of a voting machine in Pewaukee. It was a poll tape from a voting machine on which is recorded your vote. But what caught her eye was the date at the top of the tape: 03-30-2011 or March 30. That was six days before the Supreme Court election of April 5!

The covert workings of the American Legislative Exchange Council is exposed

ALEC – Anti Labor Elderly Children
July 15th, 2011 | Author: Dennis Kern

How does this activity differ from legislators meeting in party caucus, or designing a party platform for legislative action?

– The workings of ALEC are secret. In fact, the existence of the “council” was all but unknown until the past few months even though its influence on Wisconsin legislation can be traced back to the Thompson Administration.

– The workings of ALEC have nothing to do with “we the people” or promoting the general welfare, but focus firmly on the “pursuit of happiness” for the already most privileged and wealthy top 1% of the population.

The Walker Policies never seemed a match for the historical character of Wisconsin.

What if the wealthiest Americans formed a secret organization

The Government Accountability Board and Kathy Nickolaus

Round and Round we go expecting different results? Election Merry-Go-Round
August 10th, 2011 | Author: Dennis Kern

Um, Dems better look into what is going on in district 8! MSNBC “With 62% of the vote in the dem had a 52/48 advantage, then, with 63% in the dem had a 51/49 advantage, THEN with a 64% of the votes in the republican had a 51/49 advantage. THAT CANNOT BE! A 1% swing cannot suddenly give the republican 3% points IF previously a 1% swing took away only ONE % point from the democratic challenger. THIS is the “smoking gun” – that should be investigated by the Dems TODAY. It’s PROOF Nicholas sat on democratic votes. Someone needs to get a copy of the MSNBC tape and look at what i was looking at. Again, if a 1% swing at 10pm means 1,000 votes, then, 1% swing at 11pm CANNOT mean 4,000 votes!!!”

Posted by Darcy Gustavsson of the Election Integrity group on face book.

More and more nasty weather in Waukesha

Hurricane Kathy Rips Wisconsin
August 25th, 2011 | Author: Dennis Kern
A “KAT 4? Hurricane made landfall in the City of Brookfield in Waukesha County in April, 2011 leaving 14,000 residents stripped of their votes.
The massive storm caught the residents of Wisconsin completely unaware. Few warnings were posted by the Government Accountability Bureau regarding the severity of the storm that left thousands of Wisconsin Residents stripped of their freedoms and at the mercy of the devastating power of special interest groups such as Americans for Prosperity and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) – the shadowy Koch Brothers, big tobacco, insurance companies, and a drug industry consortium.
Kathy Leaves Path of Destruction Across State

Zimbabwe Votes in Wisconsin – Fitzgerald loses

The adage, “The hurrier I go the behinder I get”, falls in the face the GOP legislature (I hope you enjoy that image as much as I do)

It is true. Due to the rush and radical method used by the Fitzgerald Brothers to draw the new voting districts in Wisconsin, some vote districts were designated as part of Africa.

“We’re not only changing and moving districts, we’re changing the system beneath it,” said Julie Glancey, the Sheboygan County clerk. “We had many, many voters who showed up (on the computer map) on the coast of Africa and we had to drag them back to the state of Wisconsin and put them where they belonged.”
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In the Rush to Shove Bill after Bill Down the Legislative Funnel – Oh What a Mess!

Have you noticed how nearly every legislative action by Scott and Jeff Fitzgerald over the past year has been accomplished with the stealth and hurry of a cat burglar? Of course, when you are stealing cookies from the jar, you do so with a look over your shoulder and a quick lift and snatch. The Fitzgerald Brothers have shared that same stealthy and fearful attitude in their vote-cookie-thieving leadership of the legislature; scheduling meetings with the most limited notice and in the dark of night, and always in a rush to get to the vote. So, what are they afraid of?

Eventually, thieves make a mistake and the cookie jar tumbles off the top shelf with a horrible mess of broken crockery and crumbs. That is exactly what has happened in their “Great Voting District Caper”.

Oh What a Mess They Made of Wisconsin

The result of the Fitzgerald methods goes beyond political shuffling and into sheer incompetence. All they needed was Kathy Nickolaus to draw the vote district lines to seal the deal of such a sheer unfathomable result. Headline – 14,000 Votes Found in Zimbabwe!

In decades past, new district lines were fashioned through the thoughtful insight of the people who actually lived in each local district. Town Boards, Village and City officials had first mark in drawing of new maps. Of course, that was not good enough for the Fitzgeralds. They were out to do it their way, with full control, so that lines could be drawn to benefit their own agenda and make it easier for Republicans to get elected. To do this they used taxpayers money, from a broke state, to hire attorneys from Michael Best Law firm to draw the maps using Census Bureau geographic data, which is accurate to about 50 meters or in other cases 1500 miles!

Beside the chaos that has been visited on county clerks, the district line ramming is now under legal question in the district courts as the Fitzgerald duo attempt to hide the means of their methods from the public.

In Case You Wondered – Why a Recall?

Even many life long Republicans see through the ruse. Many GOP voters have no greater tolerance for sheer incompetency and waste of money than anyone else. The drawing of vote district lines is just one example of a full year of legislative stealth and hurry resulting in incompetent laws and waste of taxpayers money.

Without going way back to Walker’s poor to insane handling of the collective bargaining issue, just two weeks ago Scott Walker’s campaign and the head of the Wisconsin Republican Party sued the Government Accountability Board, saying the board’s current process for reviewing signatures on recall petitions is unconstitutional and asking the judge to order it to be more aggressive in its review. Walker picked a judge from, where else?, Kathy Nickolaus country; Judge Mac Davis. His words in granting Walker relief serves to underscore the stealth and hurry of nearly every legislative action of the GOP since last February:

“This is the kind of case in which speediness is especially critical,” Davis said
Allowing the recall groups to intervene could open the door for other citizens to demand a place at the table, and that could lead to “chaos”.
Waukesha Judge Rule

Five more days remain to sign a petition to recall Scotts Walker and Fitzgerald to end the mess that is being made of Wisconsin.