The national right-wing group Americans for Prosperity is sending absentee ballots to Democratic voters in Wisconsin with the return dates marked wrong. (See here: http://www.politico.com/static/PPM187_ballotapp.html)
Clearly, this misinformation will cause confusion among Democratic voters in Wisconsin ahead of the August 9th recall elections, when working families in the Badger State will be able to provide a check on the radical agenda of Governor Scott Walker and his allies.
Americans for Prosperity is funded by David and Charles Koch, who funneled millions of dollars to Scott Walker and his radical allies. Walker’s allies have raised the specter of voter irregularity to further their agenda.
Make no mistake: This is voter suppression – pure and simple. Americans for Prosperity must be taken to task for this disgusting, immoral, and anti-democratic behavior.
Send a message to AFP: Stop the lies. Stop disenfranchising voters. NOW.
AFP Wisconsin ballots have late return date
Americans for Prosperity is sending absentee ballots to Democrats in at least two Wisconsin state Senate recall districts with instructions to return the paperwork after the election date.
The fliers, obtained by POLITICO, ask solidly Democratic voters to return ballots for the Aug. 9 election to the city clerk “before Aug. 11.”
A Democrat on the ground in Wisconsin said the fliers were discovered to be hitting doors in District 2 and District 10 over the weekend.
“These are people who are our 1’s in the voterfile who we already knew. They ain’t AFP members, that’s for damn sure,” the source said.
One flier was discovered in Hudson, Wisc. where Democrat Shelly Moore is attempting to upend GOP State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf in District 10; the other was found in Milwaukee, where Democrat Nancy Nusbaum is challenging Sen. Robert Cowles in District 2.
“If they’re targeting for Aug. 16, they’re hundreds and hundreds of miles off,” said the Democratic activist who has been on the ground in Madison for months. “This has nothing to do with either Democratic incumbent up on August 16th.”
The absentee trickery comes just as AFP has purchased $150,000 in ad time in Green Bay, Milwaukee and Madison to boost GOP candidates.