Election Fraud Committee Comes to Milwaukee
Contact: Brian Walsh October 20, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Committee to Hold Congressional Field Hearing in Milwaukee Next Week
House Administration to Examine 2004 Election &Proposals for Reform
WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Reps. Bob Ney (OH-18) and Mark Green (WI-08), announced Thursday that the House Administration Committee, which has oversight over federal election law, will hold a Congressional field hearing in Milwaukee, next Monday, October 24th, to examine the conduct of the 2004 election and proposals for reform.
Previous hearings examining the 2004 election were held earlier this year by the Committee in both Washington D.C. and Columbus, Ohio. The October 24th hearing will be held in the Milwaukee Federal Building and Courthouse, Room 225, beginning at 9:00 AM.
Ney, who as Chairman of the House Administration Committee, was a co-author of the 2002 Help America Vote Act, stated, “While much of the media’s attention was focused on Ohio in the aftermath of the 2004 election, we had a situation in Wisconsin where not only was the margin of victory a great deal closer, but it now appears there were significant problems in a range of areas. It is important for the Committee, and the Congress, to take a close look at the Wisconsin experience, just as we did in Ohio earlier this year, and examine areas where its electoral system can be improved. I would like to thank my colleague, Congressman Mark Green, for his hard work in bringing attention to this matter and I look forward to his participation at Monday’s hearing.”
“Almost a year after the polls closed, there still remain serious questions about the fairness and integrity of the 2004 election in Wisconsin,” Green said. “I’m glad we are able to bring this inquiry home to the state and highlight some of the problems folks encountered last November. I’m looking forward to discussing the ‘VOTE Act’ – legislation I’ve introduced to help strengthen our electoral system – and other potential reform plans.”
The following witnesses are scheduled to testify at Monday’s hearing:
- U.S. Rep. Mark Green (WI-08)
- State Senator Joe Leibham;
- Kathy Nickloaus, Waukesha County Clerk ;
- Kevin J. Kennedy, Executive Director, State Elections Board;
- Kay Cole James, member of the Carter-Baker commission.
Following his testimony, Green will join the Committee Members in the questioning of witnesses.
Please note that additional witnesses have been invited and may be added.
I wish I was not in Neehan tomorrow. I would attend. It is an excellent chance to watch a white wash in real time.