Investigation of Election Problems

Number 22275
Subject Elections
Source Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
State WI
Year 2005
Publication Date Jan. 25, 27, 28, Feb. 2, 10, March 25, April 1, May 11, 15
Summary This series is an extensive look at problems that exist in the election system in Wisconsin. According to this investigation, the state runs a high risk of massive recounts in future presidential elections because of the inaccuracy of the election data and voter registration. What they found were thousands of voters with invalid address, ineligible voters who were allowed to cast their ballots on election day, and polling place log books listing hundreds of people as having voted twice. This series by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel prompted a mayoral task force to investigate election problems in Milwaukee, state-wide audit of the election system, as well as a state-federal investigation into voter fraud.
Pages 35
Keywords CAR;election data;voter fraud;November 2004 Election;absentee ballots;Election Commission;polls;challenged ballots;FOIA;ballots
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