"Earlier this month, [GOP Chairman] Graber, Rep. Jeff Stone (R-Greendale), and Sen. Joe Leibham (R-Sheboygan) had the audacity to stand on the front lawn of the Milwaukee home of Stuart and Gayle Schenk to accuse their son Joseph of double voting. It is now clear why Graber, Stone, and Leibham refused to release their evidence – there wasn’t any.
Today, Republican appointed U.S. Attorney Steve Biskupic said investigators found no evidence of voter fraud in the Schenk case or any of the eight other cases wildly thrown around as double voting by the Republican Party of Wisconsin. Biskupic said the cases alleged by Republicans either involved sloppy bookkeeping or other recordkeeping errors."
This story is interesting on a larger scale because the cry of "Democratic Voter Fraud in Milwaukee!!" has been used frequently in Wisconsin to off-set charges of GOP vote fraud in Ohio. Now maybe some of the skeptics that have been hiding behind the lame "both parties did it in 2004" excuse will now start to take a closer look at just what went on in the Buckeye State last year.
Joe Winike, chairman of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, has demanded an apology from Graber, Stone and Leibham, which has yet to be delivered. I wouldn't hold your breath on that, Mr. Winike. Neither admitting mistakes nor apologizing for dirty political tricks is really in the GOP playbook these days. Just ask George W. Bush and Karl Rove.
I guess the Republican "values voters" don't consider integrity a moral value...