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Democrats cry foul early into Election Day; Sen. Taylor demands investigation


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This last video is infuriating. Then again, Glenn Grothman is always way over the top.

As was pointed out last night, claims are being made by the Milwaukee Democratic Party that voters are getting calls telling them they don't have to vote if they signed the recall petition.



Meanwhile, State Sen. Lena Taylor, D-Milwaukee, sent a letter to Government Accountability Board Director Kevin Kennedy asking for an investigation into that alleged call and another that claimed the election was Wednesday.

There are also reports of Walker supporters paying homeowners to post Walker signs on their lawns.

The GOP apparently feels they have to resort to cheating and dirty tricks in order to win, despite the multi-millions they've spent to defeat the unions, teachers, women's rights, and of course, Dems in general.

Let's hope with everything we've got that our grassroots efforts will pay off, and prove that money can't buy everything.


BREAKING: Scott Walker's Closest Aide Flips on WI Governor, Revealed in Court as Source of Damaging Leak


Via is reporting that Tim Russell told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was stonewalling investigators all along, despite Scotty's claims to the contrary:

Scott Walker's closest political aide has just been named in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Monday as the source of damaging revelations that undermine Walker's claim that he has cooperated with the John Doe criminal corruption probe into his current and former administrations.

So Scotty's closest aide is cooperating with the prosecution, giving them damaging information about his boss.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate:

"That Scott Walker's longtime and closest political aide, who is charged with stealing from veterans, is the source of information undercutting Walker's self-serving claims of cooperation shows with crystal clarity just why Wisconsin must remove Scott Walker from office tomorrow... Today's revelation removes any doubt that Scott Walker is the target of a criminal prosecution."

According to a tweet from Walker's opponent in the recall election, Democrat Tom Barrett, "Final tracking poll shows that the diff in this race isn't 1 percentage pt -- it's one vote: 47.8% -47.7%."


Quickie: WI Attorney General will send criminal investigators and lawyers to polls during Tuesday's recall election


Today's Quickie:

Wisconsin's Attorney General, J.B. Van Hollen, is sending criminal investigators and lawyers to the polls on Tuesday during the recall elections to unseat Gov. Scott "divide and conquer," "under investigation" Walker, conservative Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, and a few abominable GOP senators.

Yes, that's right, teams of special agents and assistant attorney generals will be fanning out statewide. Seven-- count 'em, seven!-- of those groups will be in Milwaukee... which leans-- wait for it--Democratic.

Well, come on, why wouldn't he take precautions? Because, you know, there's all that rampant voter fraud out there.

Oh wait.

That was today's Quickie. Was it good for you?


WI Gov. Scott Walker denies being target of investigation. "But that's not quite true. In fact, it's a pretty galling lie."


(David Shuster recaps WalkerGate on the Young Turks. Via Crooks & Liars)

Scotty Walker has been in denial about the legal hot water he's in, saying that he's not a target of any investigation, and that we'll all find out what a stellar guy he really is when he's cleared. Capper, over at Cognitive Dissidence, thinks otherwise (Please follow the link, because his post is chock full o' great information):

But that's not quite true.  In fact, it's a pretty galling lie.

There is a code that US Attorneys follow that requires them to provide a letter to a person stating that they are not the target of their investigation.  And word is, like they're supposed to, Walker's attorneys have been asking for such a letter for weeks.  And if Walker had such a letter, he would be free to produce it and remove any doubt about his innocence once and for all.

But Walker has produced no such letter, basically because none exists. [...]

By the way, there is also another code that forbids them from filing charges within sixty days of an election, so that there is no appearance of trying to influence said election.  I also learned that in these types of situations, it is common practice for the state, in this case DA John Chisholm, to defer to the DOJ, which is why he also hasn't filed charges against Walker yet. [...]

From what I understand, the charges will be more along the lines of mail and wire fraud and the such.

I also learned that, despite what my friend, H. Nelson Goodson at the Hispanic News Network, insists upon, at the stage their in, any indictments won't be for weeks or even months, if they choose to try him at all on the federal level.

And then Capper goes on to say that there's also a "Walkergate West" which he explains fully in his post.

He adds that "there is a very strong likelihood that Walker will be indicted on a federal and/or state level before the year's out," and "whether it's by recall or by indictment, the odds are pretty good that Walker won't complete a full term."

The problem with that is that Governor Rebecca "Minivan" Kleefisch would then be in charge.

And so we have the bottom line: Wisconsinites, please vote for Tom Barrett, because if Walker wins, so does Kleefisch, and that would be catastrophic.

Here's how those in Wisconsin can help other voters (free cab rides to polls June 5th in Madison, WI).

Bonus link: Wisconsin Democrats Call on Scott Walker to Produce Exoneration Evidence


VIDEO: Former Pres. Clinton speaks in support of WI recall candidate for governor Tom Barrett



Former president Bill Clinton spoke in support of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett Friday at a rally in Pere Marquette Park in Milwaukee. Video by Mark Hoffman


Former President Clinton heads to Wisconsin to campaign for Tom Barrett in recall election


Who says public pressure doesn't work? I tweeted my hiney off for this:

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton will head to Wisconsin Friday to campaign on behalf of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the Democratic challenger to Republican Gov. Scott Walker in the state's recall election next Tuesday.

It's about time. The silence from the DNC has been deafening.

Clinton will team up with Barrett at a Milwaukee rally tomorrow. Neither President Obama nor V.P. Biden are planning to go to Wisconsin before the election on June 5th. Too bad, Biden would have been a perfect fit.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the DNC Chair, and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, the chair of the Democratic Governors Association, both campaigned in Wisconsin Wednesday.

Ed's been all over this story:

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Secret pro-Scott Walker group jams phones of opponent Dem. Tom Barrett with spam texts


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The phone number in the above screen grabs belongs to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s campaign headquarters. (link and link)

The secret plan was to bombard Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s campaign headquarters with calls in order to shut down their phones, just in time to screw with the get out the vote effort so badly needed by the Dems... in order to combat voter suppression and millions in donations by the Koch brothers.

It worked, according to Think Progress.

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