Wisc. Voter's Name Fraudulently Signed Four Times to Same Recall Petition

-By Warner Todd Huston

A self identified Wisconsin watchdog group called Citizens for Responsible Government of Racine reports that a Racine man found his name signed four separate times to the petition to recall Republican State Senator Van Wanggaard, but the voter, Jeff Demet, said had never signed the recall petitions at all. As watchdog blogger Ken Brown says, “this is what vote fraud looks like.”

Blogger Ken Brown found that Jeff wasn’t the only Demet family member that appeared on official records without having put their hand to the petitions. Brown found that several Demet family member’s names appeared on the petitions, some of them several times, some even under different and false addresses.

It seems evident that these fraudulent signatures were added by Jeff’s brother, Mark, who had joined the recall effort and was passing around petitions himself.

The false entries were found on pages 809, 2559, 2745, and 2755 of the recall petitions. You can view these pages at Media Trackers, a conservative Wisconsin state policy group’s website.

Blogger Brown also claims that he’s had several of Mark Demet’s neighbors contact him to report that their names were also fraudulently included on petitions despite that they had never supported the recall effort.

Brown reports that the county sheriff has been contacted and an investigation may result.

This is one more, small example of why we should not believe the claims of union-supporters and anti-Walker operatives who say that they collected more than one million signatures on petitions to recall Governor Scott Walker. It seems likely that this sort of fraud is rampant with this recall effort. Many of these petitions will likely be found filled with fake names or names illegally added to petitions.