Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

How to be complete morons

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As we get closer and closer to election day, the left is going to get more and more crazy. This time Zach Wisniewski at Blogging Blue strayed from the Mike Tate talking points a bit too far and accused Republican Senate candidate Ron Johnson of not registering to vote until Johnson was 39 years old. He was joined by Tom Foley at Illusory Tenant and some anonymous left-wing blog I never heard of before.

The source of this giddy news was the Government Accountability Board’s notoriously inaccurate voter registration database. They might have heard that the GAB database is terribly flawed if they were the least bit interested in concerns about vote fraud, or even if they’ve read a newspaper recently. But this story was just oh-so-too-good-to-check, so they went with it anyway. Of course it isn’t true.

Had Wisniewski and company bothered to do a simple check, they might have learned that one Russell Dana Feingold first voted in an election in 1995 shortly after his 42nd birthday. According to the GAB, Feingold didn’t even vote for himself for US Senate in 1992. While I wouldn’t recommend anyone voting for Feingold, I suspect that the GAB’s database may not be all that accurate.

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Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is also a relatively recent voter if we believe the GAB website. He first voted in the Spring in 1992. I don’t know if he voted for Feingold, either. I’m guessing he voted for Jim Moody in that September primary.

By the way, I am actually in the database twice, it’s missing a few addresses of mine, and doesn’t show me voting in 2000. I also have two aldermen, which will be news to the one who retired.

As we get closer to election day, we are going to see a lot of completely wacky blog posts by some of the left-wing bloggers as they get more and more desperate. When reading the left-wing blogs, let me offer the advice of the late Marvin Gaye, “People say believe half of what you see / Son, and none of what you hear.”

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