Sorry to post twice, but this is breaking news and my other diary is fading fast.
As Meteor Blades posted earlier today, Wisconsin GOP poll watchers are getting incredibly wrong information in their training sessions. The Obama Campaign has asked that Wisconsin Attorney General JB Van Hollen (Republican) to look into the obvious and incorrect voter suppression tactics that GOP poll watchers are being taught.
The top lawyer for President Barack Obama's campaign asked Tuesday for Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to look into reports that Republican challenger Mitt Romney is training poll watchers using inaccurate information.
For instance, the training material says Wisconsin individuals cannot vote on Nov. 6 if they've been "convicted of treason, a felony, or bribery.” Actually, state residents convicted of felonies can vote once they've completed their sentence.
"These acts of willful misinformation to individuals sent to polling locations to enforce the law raise serious concerns under Wisconsin law," wrote Robert F. Bauer, general counsel for Obama for America and former White House counsel.Neither Van Hollens office or the Romney campaign had any comment.
Bauer added, "I ask that your office review this matter urgently, and take all necessary steps to protect the rights of our state's voters."
The Voter ID Law has an injunction against it preventing ID from being required to vote in Wisconsin.
There seems to be no bottom to how low the GOP will go here. The only question I have is whether their concerns are related to national offices or because of their serious worries about downballot races here in Wisconsin.
JB Van Hollen, very loyal Republican, is in a serious pickle. Can he just ignore this? Can he find some legal loophole to get out of taking action against his own party?
This is Scott Walkers legal beagle who's appealing all of those court smackdowns of the GOPs legislative (and Unconstitutional) overreach in our state.
This is going to be interesting. Stay tuned.
Again, sorry about the double diary today.
UPDATE: The Romney campaign has, sort of, responded by conveniently distancing themselves from the group training and doing the poll watching :
"True the Vote is an independent organization not associated with Romney for President, and any implication to the contrary is deliberately false," Sparks said.
Ben Sparks is the Romney spokesman.