Ed Trevelen of the Wisconsin State Journal is reporting that there is real life voter fraud right here in Wisconsin!
But don't expect Charlie Sykes, MacIver Institute or Media Trackers to report on this. As one might have guessed, the perpetrator is a Teapublican operative/legislative aide:
Marcie R. Malszycki, 33, an aide to state Rep. Warren Petryk, R-Eleva, was charged with two counts of election fraud for allegedly voting in Onalaska in 2008 and 2010, when her home address was in Madison, where she owns a home.This story reminded me of another case of voter fraud in 2008 in which a couple voted twice - once by absentee ballot and once in person. The reason they gave for their fraud is very telling:
The charge is a felony that carries up to 3½ years of combined prison and extended supervision.
According to a criminal complaint, Malszycki was living temporarily in Onalaska in late 2008 and 2010 while on unpaid leaves from her legislative job, working on political campaigns.
Owing to the steady chatter on talk radio about voter fraud that day, he said, they assumed the worst.The lesson here, kids, is that if you follow the Teapublicans or squawk radio, you're going to end up having a lot of problems.
"We were convinced we had been disenfranchised," he said. "There was supposed to be a check-off" for their absentee ballots.
But didn't he know they had mailed their absentee ballots about a week earlier?
"At that moment I was convinced I had not been counted, that my vote was gone."
And so when the poll worker handed them each regular ballots, they cast them.