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January 20, 2005
Washington Times Notices Wisconsin Voter Fraud, CQ

Large Bill alerted me to a Washington Times editorial from yesterday which shows that the Silence Of The Cheese may start to break out in the national media. The Times reacted to John Kerry's whining about supposed disenfranchisement in Ohio, where he lost by almost 120,000 votes, and his silence on the shenanigans in Milwaukee:

At the same time, it's curious that Mr. Kerry should use Ohio as an example to trumpet his forthcoming legislation. Apparently, Mr. Kerry sees no evil in Wisconsin, where his margin of victory was 11,000 votes, and where the watchful bloggers at have noticed some disturbing irregularities. Milwaukee County, which broke for Mr. Kerry 62 percent to 37 percent, saw voter turnout increase by just under 49,000 votes, or 10 percent, from 2000. For comparison, the national voter increase was 6.4 percent. A portion of that increase can be attributed to the 83,000 people who completed a same-day registration, which is more than 20 percent of all voting-age residents in the county. Blogger Captain Ed is rightly suspicious: "Now, Wisconsinites may procrastinate a bit, but in order to believe that number, you'd have to expect that 20% of the county had moved or became newly eligible within the past two years (after the previous election cycle)." The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel also reports that now 10,000 of those registrations cannot be verified, or just under the number of votes that clinched the state for Mr. Kerry.

It's quite an honor to get mentioned in the Washington Times, especially in an editorial. I'm more happy, though, that perhaps the fraudulent balloting in Milwaukee County, and perhaps elsewhere in Wisconsin, might start getting national attention. The laxity of Wisconsin's election laws and the flood of new voters in the last two election cycles certainly show more potential for fraud than anything we've seen in Ohio or Florida. Why doesn't Wisconsin get any attention? Because the Democrats took Wisconsin in both cycles, and both times by a hair.

If one wanted to demonstrate a case for liberal media bias, all that would be necessary would be to count the mainstream media resources committed to reporting Ohio election issues the past ten weeks against those in Wisconsin. That makes the case Rather-clear.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at January 20, 2005 6:58 AM

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