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Dems Are Intimidating Voters In Wisconsin

The University Of Wisconsin at Madison law professor and conservative blogger, Ann Althouse, received the following mailer from the Greater Wisconsin Political Fund over the weekend:

"We’re sending this mailing to you and your neighbors to publicize who does and does not vote."

June 1, 2012

Incredibly creepy mail today from the Greater Wisconsin Political Fund:

(Click to enlarge)

I obscured names and addresses, but be assured, this was a list of real names and addresses of people who live near me, with the information about whether they voted in the last 2 elections. This is an effort to shame and pressure people about voting, and it is truly despicable. Your vote is private, you have a right not to vote, and anyone who tries to shame and an harass you about it is violating your privacy, and the assumption that I will become active in shaming and pressuring my neighbors is repugnant.

Not voting is a valid choice. If you don’t have a preference in the election, don’t vote. If you think no one deserves your vote, don’t vote.

This may be the most disgusting thing I have ever received in the mail.

Is this not voter intimidation of the first order?

And speaking of our Constitutional rights, there is also this report from BuzzFeed:

Scott Walker Supporter Arrested At Bill Clinton Rally

Rosie Gray
June 1, 2012

A lone Scott Walker supporter was arrested at a campaign rally for Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett today, where Bill Clinton also spoke. The man had been arguing with rally attendees since before the rally began, and held a sign that said "Support Scott Walker, Not Union Thugs."

After the end of Clinton’s speech, the man was taken away by police and taken to the corner of Pere Marquette Park in downtown Milwaukee as the police waited for their car to arrive

"I have no idea why I’m being handcuffed," he told the gaggle of reporters who had followed him. "They won’t tell anybody what I did wrong. What rally specifically do I get to peacefully protest?"

A crowd of Barrett supporters formed around the Walker supporter, yelling "Why agitate the people?" and "Bye-bye!" as he was led into a police car.

How ‘Soviet’ of them. This is their idea of tolerance and diversity.

A police officer on the scene would not say why the man had been arrested.

Why is that, do you think?

The man has been identified in previous news stories as David Willoughby, a swimming coach at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He stood in the middle of the crowd at the Clinton/Barrett rally holding a tall sign and was repeatedly asked by volunteers to move. One volunteer asked him to "move to the left of the press." Willoughby refused.

His presence, which was vocal, angered many in the crowd, especially when he yelled "Tell me how you’re going to create jobs!" repeatedly as Barrett and Clinton spoke. He argued with Barrett supporters for the duration of the rally and even drew attention from speakers on the stage; Democratic Party of Wisconsin chairman Mike Tate mentioned him twice.

Even so, he did not break one law that we are aware of.

One man in the crowd said he would "take him out," and a woman told him "I’m a union thug and you’re ignorant as hell!"

Willoughby wouldn’t give his name to BuzzFeed but said that he is a former union worker who was threatened and harrassed [sic] when he left his union.

"Unions had their time and place, a long time ago," Willoughby said. "Now they’re just political pawns."

If Mr. Willoughby works for the University Of Wisconsin, then he was definitely forced to join a public sector union.

By the way, John McCormack, who is covering the Walker recall for the Weekly Standard has tweeted:

So where is Eric Holder? Or does voter intimidation and suppression of free speech only count when it is done against "his people"?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, June 4th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Dems Are Intimidating Voters In Wisconsin”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Holder’s karma is going to be profound, so profound the sucking sound of Hell opening up and taking him whole cloth into it’s realm will be heard all across the land.

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