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Bush Machinery Suppressing Vote, Civil Rights Groups Under the Glass

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Madison, Wisconsin—Daniel Bice has a column “Who complained about prosecutions?” in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel today in which he asks who was pressuring Steven Biskupic, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, to bring indictments on voter fraud allegations. 

Biskupic never did bring charges after Biskupic and (democrat) then-District Attorney E. Michael McCann conducted a joint investigation into the alleged voter charges—earning the praise of progressives and the enmity of republican activists. 

Now, the Journal-Sentinel’s Bice notes that among the “U.S. Justice Department and White House documents made public recently by the House Judiciary Committee is a 30-page report titled ‘Fraud in Wisconsin: A Timeline/Summary.’” 

Bice notes that the White House was the recipient of (unfounded) complaints about voter fraud, but that we do not know who lodged the complaints. 

A good question. 

Civil Rights Groups 

Another question is why on page 29-30 is a document included that is apparently authored by the NAACP, the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and the People for the American Way? 

The document entitled “Bill of Rights for Displaced Voters Living Outside of Orleans Parish for April 22, 2006 Elections…” is apparently intended to help Katrina-displaced citizens to vote in the Katrina aftermath, in accordance with Louisiana statutes. 

What’s interesting is not the geographic oddity of a New Orleans-related document in a Milwaukee report, but why would civil rights groups’ voter work be of interest to the White House anyway? 

Whatever Bush and Rove are up to begs for investigation and examination.


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