State Rep. Robin Vos (R-Racine) apparently thinks that the law is disgusting: NEW: Sheriff’s department investigating voter fraud allegations
The Racine County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a voter fraud complaint against Burlington-area Republican Rep. Robin Vos’ estranged wife, allegations that Vos said are politically motivated.
The complaint alleges that Vos’ wife Samantha, from whom he is legally separated, committed voter fraud by casting a Wisconsin ballot during a time that court records list her as a resident of Idaho.
According to Vos, Retrum’s [the person who filed the complaint] actions are politically motivated, and her willingness to “drive five hours on a personal vendetta” represents a “disgusting,” ideologically motivated attack on his family.
Mr. Vos, it’s called the rule of law. If you think that politicians should get special privileged, perhaps democracy isn’t your preferred mode of government.
Mr. Vos’ complaining is all the more ridiculous in light of the right-wing trumpeting of alleged voter fraud in Racine during the recall. In case you don’t remember or didn’t get a chance to examine the complaint that right-wing activists filed, here it is. Some highlights below if you don’t want to wade through the report:
The complainant was Ardis Cerny of Pewaukee, WI. Her complaint details observations personally witnessed at 3 separate polling places. Each of these observations were discussed with Janice Johnson-Martin. Her first observation was at Cesar Chavez in which states vans, painted with “Vote Barrett Vote Mitchell YMCM” on the windows were there. Cerny states she assumed they were being used as a shuttle service for voters. She states she found out at a later time that YMCM is the name of a rapper named Young Money Cash Money. She writes “Was this code for “we will pay you for your vote?”" Shuttle service vans are allowed to drop voters off at the polls but then they must abide by the 100 foot rule for parking at the polls. Cerny’s interpretation of what YMCM is just that, her interpretation.
It’s a hip hop conspiracy!!!!111one!!!! AHHHHHH! Seriously, someone wasted law enforcement time with this nonsense.
This one is my favorite:
She states there were teams of young people wearing yellow shirts going door to door asking people to vote.
The report goes on to dryly note that:
As far as young people getting citizens to vote, there is nothing illegal proven either.
Yes, someone wasted law enforcement time complaining about an activity that is most certainly protected by the 1st amendment to the US Constitution (the free speech one) and an activity that is a standard part of American elections.
If you read any stories that regarded the right-wing claims of voter fraud in Racine as serious, well now you know that the story was written by a person who is not a serious journalist.
So yeah, if the Racine Sheriff’s Department sorted through that nonsense, they better look into this complaint, which looks far more legitimate than the right-wing complaint.
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