Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Racine ballot problems raise questions of possible fraud


The MacIver Institute posted this photo and comment on their Facebook page:

Brian Fraley wrote about the 21st Senate District recall recount:

As the MacIver News Service has noted: The Racine County Sherrif’s department is investigating the discovery of some election documents found in a dumpster outside a City of Racine polling place; Many voters may bave been mistakenly given ballots without having signed the poll list as required by Wisconsin law; Some voters were given a ballot without providing their address at all.
Perhaps most troubling of all are the revelations that some ballot bags were torn open and resealed either on or since election night and the chain of custody for these bags and the ballots within them can not be ascertained.
Roseanne Kuemmel, a member of the Racine County Board of Canvassers responded to a comment made by a Democrat official that this is much ado about nothing: “We don’t feel that it’s nothing. I am very concerned seeing this stuff and we want to know why it is happening and prevent it from happening again…We’re very concerned with what we’ve seen during this recount. The sloppy handling of the ballots, it’s just atrocious.”
Further fueling the suspicion is the fact that more than 70 of the poll workers in the City of Racine may have signed the recall petitions that triggered the recalls in the first place. When state election officials were certifying the petitions, they disqualified petition signatories from working on reviewing the documents for sufficiency. But they did not prohibit them from serving as poll workers on the recall election day itself.
The recount is scheduled to concluded by Monday. But stay tuned. Republicans may go to court to challenge the election’s certification, using the time to further investigate these irregularities.
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