Democrats Call For Federal Investigation Into WI Supreme Court Election As Recall Efforts There Continue


Ed Schultz talked to Wisconsin state Sen. Chris Larson and The Nation's John Nichols about the latest in Wisconsin. As Larson noted, he's supporting his fellow Wisconsin Democrat Tammy Baldwin in asking Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate the voting irregularities and the "surprise discovery of 14,000 votes" in the Supreme Court race in Waukesha County.

Congresswoman asks U.S. Attorney General to investigate Waukesha vote reporting:

Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) is asking for a federal investigation into the surprise discovery of 14,000 votes in Waukesha County for the Wisconsin Supreme Court race.

Rep. Baldwin sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Friday night asking him to assign the Justice Department Integrity Section. It oversees the federal prosecution of election crimes.

Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus said "human error" resulted in the miscount there. The change gave incumbent Justice David Prosser a 7,500-vote edge over challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg.

Justice Department spokesman Wyn Hornbuckle said Saturday in an email that the department would review the letter. He declined further comment.

In the letter, Baldwin says the mishap raises serious doubts as to the integrity of the state's electoral process.

And as they noted, their wingnut Governor Scott Walker went running to Newsmax to accuse the unions of trying to "steal" the election from Prosser and compared what happened to Al Franken's narrow election win there. That's rich, isn't it?

Meanwhile, Scott Walker is going to be called to testify before Rep. Darrell Issa's committee next week. I'm sure we'll get to watch a union bashing side show from the Republicans during that hearing.

And as the recall efforts in Wisconsin are still moving along where it would be very nice to see this union busting Republican shown the door -- Wis. Dems To File First Recall Petitions Against GOP State Sen. Dan Kapanke.


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