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82 felons voted in Nov. 2 election

by Mark5019 / March 18, 2005 3:56 AM PST

Public records law hinders analysis; more illegal ballots likely cast in presidential race
Posted: March 17, 2005
At least 82 felons voted illegally in the presidential election Nov. 2 in Milwaukee, though the total is likely far higher, a new computer analysis by the Journal Sentinel has found.

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Indeed, there are more than 600 potential matches between felons on probation and parole and names and middle initials of people who voted in the city. But a full analysis could not be completed by the newspaper because of a 2003 state law that bars access to birth dates of voters.

The newspaper, though, was able to do a partial analysis by combining several computer databases to capture birth dates for about 39% of those who voted in the November election.

That showed at least 82 votes by felons, who are not allowed to vote until their probation or parole has been completed.

Illegal votes by felons are part of an investigation into possible voter fraud in the city.

U.S. Attorney Steven Biskupic and Milwaukee County District Attorney E. Michael McCann launched the investigation after the Journal Sentinel revealed major problems. Those included 1,200 votes from invalid addresses; 7,000 more ballots cast than people later recorded as voting by the city; and 1,300 same-day registration cards that could not be processed because of missing information.

The review of felons underscores how the lack of access to birth dates limits the public's ability to identify who has voted.

It also provides clear evidence of fraudulent voters in the November election, in which Democrat John Kerry topped President Bush by about 11,000 votes in Wisco

gee and kerry won that state hmmmm


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2 questions
by JP Bill / March 18, 2005 4:00 AM PST

Do you have a secret ballot when you vote?

By that I mean does anybody, but the voter, know how they vote.

It also provides clear evidence of fraudulent voters in the November election, in which Democrat John Kerry topped President Bush by about 11,000 votes in Wisco

Is this an attempt to infer that Kerry hade illegal voters vote for him?

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Yes it is,
by duckman / March 18, 2005 4:22 AM PST
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Statistically, who ever received the most vote would most likely have received the most ?Felon? vote. So it is possible and likely that G.W got the fraudulent votes along with Kerry, but the Democrats have a history of recruiting marginal voters. This is the reason that the Democrats contested the counties in FL in 2000 that they WON. Because they wanted to add spoiled ballots to the totals and again, statistically, the winner would have more spoiled ballots. I really do apologize for mentioning 2000 and FL, because I know what it?s going to start.

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(NT) (NT) most likely.......but not neccessarily
by JP Bill / March 18, 2005 11:55 AM PST
In reply to: Yes it is,
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no attempt to infer anything
by Mark5019 / March 18, 2005 4:26 AM PST
In reply to: 2 questions

what part of the link couldnt you read?
but yes it does seem that.

now as kerrys wife sreamed out how the voteing machines were rigged lol lest see her out cry now?

and the others who agreed lol that wont happen

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(NT) (NT) Apparently they each voted more than 134 times too.LOL
by Ziks511 / March 18, 2005 4:26 AM PST
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(NT) (NT) That's normal for Chicago
by duckman / March 18, 2005 4:32 AM PST
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So Kidpeat keeps telling me.
by Ziks511 / March 18, 2005 8:29 AM PST

The question still stands though, is that your explanation for Kerry's victory?

Rob Boyter

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