MILWAUKEE – Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin has earned the endorsement of a group that defends terrorist attacks on U.S. soldiers. Baldwin has been endorsed by the innocuously named Council for a Livable World, a left-wing think-tank and advocacy partnership group that defends Iranian-backed terrorist attacks on U.S. soldiers in Iraq. According to the Council’s research center, the United States should not “threaten and insult Iran” by, among other things, “arresting Iranian representatives in Iraq.”
From the MacIver Institute:
City of Milwaukee Did Not Use The Ineligible Voter List on First Day of Early Voting
State Election Watchdogs at the GAB Yet to Comment[MILWAUKEE...] During early voting on Monday, Milwaukee election officials did not check newly registered voters against a Department of Corrections list of felons who are ineligible to vote, the MacIver News Service has learned.
The board shall provide to each municipal clerk a list prepared for use at each municipal clerk's office showing the name and address of each person whose name appears on the list provided by the department of corrections under s. 301.03 (20m) as ineligible to vote on the date of the election, whose address is located in the municipality, and whose name does not appear on the registration list for that municipality.
"In short, our application of the law does not permit observing the public aspects of the voting process in an up-close manner, or looking over the shoulder of the poll workers, or interfering or distracting the voters. The voting process is readily observable even if the detailed documentation cannot be reviewed until after Election Day by an inspection of the public documents.
"In your correspondence you specifically raise questions about the application of the "six-foot" rule and assert that it compromises the rights of observers. As background, the "six-foot" rule was established as part of a set of emergency administrative rules adopted by the former State Elections Board and the Government Accountability Board. Specifically, the Government Accountability Board published the observer rules first in 2008 and then again in 2010, with many opportunities for public comment, which resulted in some revisions to the observer policies.
"The six- to twelve-foot distance contained in the rules was developed over the past four years in consultation with organizations, including the two major political parties, which regularly train and deploy observers to polling places and with the input of local election officials. The language of the rule recognizes that this distance may need to be adjusted depending on unique circumstances related to any given polling location, such as unusual noise levels or blocked sight lines for example. For all practical purposes the "six-foot" rule operates as a guideline for designating observation areas; it is not absolute. This process has worked well in all elections since it was first implemented."In the last two days, the GAB has not responded to repeated requests for comment regarding the ineligible felon voter list debacle in Milwaukee and whether the list was ignored in other locations during early voting as well.