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I am a simple country boy transplanted from the Piehl Township in northern Wisconsin to the Milwaukee metropolitan area who came down "sout" in 1980 for college and have stayed in the area since.
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Monday, July 16, 2007

November 2, 2004 Election Records Available Again

More than two years ago, the Milwaukee Election Commission claimed the election records for the November 2, 2004 election were confiscated (on or about April 1, 2005) by the joint task force headed up by US attorney Biskupic and Milwaukee County DA E. Michael McCann. One of the results of my lawsuit was the discovery that this story line was untrue. Contrary to its clear statutory duty under WI Stats 7.24 to retain election records, the Election Commission voluntarily gifted the tasked force with the election records back in April 2005. Then, for the next two years, the City Election Commission then used this voluntary transfer as the reason why open records requests could not be fulfilled. The Commission used the voluntary transfer as the reason why the Wisconsin State Election Board could not investigate any complaints about the shoddy administration of elections in the City.

Well, the election records are back in in the office of the City of Milwaukee Election Commission. All of the election records from the November 2, 2004 election are available for inspection and copying for the next six months. If you have a pending open records request, the City Election Commission will now provide copies of the records requested.

It will be nice to see the resumption the prior investigations which were interrupted back in the spring of 2004 by the records transfer ruse. I will include in a later post some of the interesting things I have found so far just trying to catalog the records provided as part of my request for 1248 specific canvassing records.

Perhaps we in Milwaukee can even have the help of national talent such as Mark Crispin Miller or Bob Fitrakis. Mr. Miller and Mr. Fitrakis have done incredible work over the last two years investigating the many election anomalies in Ohio. And make no mistake those anomalies are real and disturbing. In the interest of balance, perhaps they would like to come to Milwaukee now that actual investigations of November 2, 2004 can truly begin.

For those who will say just move on, the election is over the investigating is done. It is true the election is over, but there were no thourogh investigations of this election. It is clear US Attorney Biskupic was focused on the actions of individual voters and not focused on election fraud. "let 'em go" Micheal McCann had his usual focus of election fraud and voter fraud. Milwaukee County is a prosecution-free zone.

You cannot move on or close an investigation if the investigation was never begun in the first place.


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