Thursday, May 19, 2011

Vital Error In Voter Suppression Bill

Apparently the fascists* in temporary control of our state, made a vital error in their voter suppression bill.

They targeted the wrong group. They should have been suppressing themselves:
A Republican legislative aide is under investigation for possible vote fraud after she cast her ballot in the November election in Onalaska although she lives in Madison.

La Crosse County District Attorney Tim Gruenke said he has forwarded the report from the Onalaska Police Department to Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne to see if criminal charges are warranted against Marcie Malszycki, 30, an aide to state Rep. Warren Petryk, R-Eleva.

Records from the Government Accountability Board show Malszycki voted in Onalaska on Nov. 2, 2010, and Nov. 4, 2008, at the same time she had a home in Madison and worked at the state Capitol. Messages left with Malszycki by email, phone and Facebook weren't returned.
Of course, the Republicans and RWNJs will only use this as an excuse to show the "need" for their voter suppression bill. The obvious flaw to their argument is that she was caught without the bill in place, which proves the system works just fine as is.

*And no, I do not choose the word "fascist" lightly. But when you have a minority who controls the majority of power and uses said power to deny others basic and Constitutional rights, they are by every meaning, fascists.


  1. Good grief you've become annoying. I'm sure we can find common ground again someday, but for now, I'm blocking you from accidentally popping up on my feed reader. I really can't take it any more.


  2. Gee, Cindy, I haven't changed. I've always believed in freedom and democracy. By do come back when you've come to your senses.

  3. Oh my, capper. Cindy is blocking you. The horror.

    Maybe she won't visit you too and spare you the self important drivel.

  4. First, voter fraud is wrong no matter who does it. I wonder though, if Marcie voted both in Onalaska and Madison, or simply just Onalaska. If so, she may have thought of Onalaska as her permanent "home" and wanted to vote there instead. That is still wrong, but is not anywhere close to an equivalent to people who deliberately cast more than their allotted one citizen, one vote. Obviously if it was in both places that shows extremely dishonest character on her part.

    In any case, requiring ID to vote is an effective means to prevent, interdict and prosecute voter fraud. One is not required to have a driver's license. A state issued picture ID works as well and is available for free I believe in the less common cases that one does not have a DL or a small amount of money. Those are facts. Those facts demonstrate that the bill in no way suppresses legitimate voting. So the term voter suppression bill is pejorative on it's face and factually inaccurate. "Fraudulent" or "illegitimate" voter supression bill is more accurate.

  5. And what of the disabled and the elderly who cannot get around so easily? And what of the indigent that have no permanent address or move frequently? Are they to be so easily disenfranchised to ease the fevered imagination of some racist bigots?