Things are getting dirty in the Wisconsin election for governor. This particular race has attracted some national attention and the donors have been piling it on for incumbent Scott Walker. His democratic opponent, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, has raised a meager $4 million, paltry compared to Walker’s over $30 million.
Now we are starting to see some tricks. The Ed Schultz Show reports some folks in Wisconsin are up to no good.
Wisconsin voters are reporting receiving robocalls that claim voters who signed recall petitions or voted to recall Governor Scott Walker are not required to vote again tomorrow, June 5th. This is incorrect information. Regardless of whether you signed petitions or voted previously, you still need to vote tomorrow in the June 5th recall election.
Ah, the old “tell ‘em they don’t need to vote so they don’t vote” scheme. And I don’t know if this is an actual problem, but I can’t pass up a good conspiracy theory.
In addition, there are groups pretending to be protectors of voting rights who are already spreading misinformation on voting, and they may be out tomorrow attempting to intimidate voters waiting in line to vote. Sometimes they will be wearing official-looking clothing or jackets that have things like ‘Election Protection’ printed on the back.
So get to the polls today Wisconsin voters.