Well, if a party runs on economic nonsense for 25 years, eventually many of its foot soldiers will be people who actually believe the nonsense.
They have, in may instances, sent a ballot application with an incorrect return address. In one instance, a local Winnebago County Democratic Party member received an absentee ballot form from the WI GOP with a return address to go to the Town of Neenah clerk, when she lives and votes in the Town of Menasha.
I have several instances of this happening.
What are the results of this? Our member, if the application is sent in, may be denied the vote. By applying for voting in the incorrect town, she will not receive a ballot. When the ballot is not received, it will be too late to apply for another one. Her only option would be to vote the day of the election.
Then, this elderly woman would have to potentially stand in line for hours to vote. Her knees are not that good, maybe she would decide not to wait that long.
The other consequence would be for the local clerks to sort out the problem. Something our stretched thin municipal governments can not handle. The hours spent correcting the WI GOP mailing will eat into needed hours to prep for what could be the highest turn-out election in Wisconsin history.
Whether the WI GOP address problem was a mistake or a dirty election tactic, they are setting up the mass disenfranchisement of absentee voters, and a chain reaction that will lead to havoc on Nov 4th.
This issue needs to be investigated now. If the WI GOP cannot prove there was a mistake made, there should be prosecution.
One Wisconsin Now has a petition online about this issue, you can sign it with the links in this message:
As I pointed out here...
...and MSNBC confirms today.
Obama leads the money chase in key counties
Scouring the latest campaign finance data for a Palin bounce, other trends
Beaver County, Pennsylvania. Ohio's Ashtabula County. Winnebago County, Wisconsin.
These are the counties where the 2008 presidential election may be decided. They're battleground counties in the battleground states.