THIS is how things are in Wisconsin.
A Facebook group calling themselves the "Wisconsin Poll Watcher Militia
page has since disappeared
and now it's back!) is threatening armed intimidation of voters who signed the Scott Walker recall in 2012 who also have any outstanding warrants or tax defaults. The page claims "Our militia will watch polling places and report known felons and other people wanted by law enforcement. The police are looking for you, so are we."
Don't believe me? Check the screenshot below:
Text above: "Wisconsin Poll Watcher Militia is a force that is armed. Do not approach our members by engaging in a physical hostile act because you are going to get put down like a rabid dog.
We are going to be around neighborhoods that may be crime-filled. These areas are heavy democrat-voting areas because it is a result of a poor education.
We will be there to get criminal scum off the streets."
Though they've been vociferously denying any racist intent in who they might just "put down like a rabid dog," one has only to check the FB page heading to see who's doing the watching and which voters they intend to target.
How can they possibly be publicly planning this?
1) Wisconsin has been a conceal-carry state since 2011 (thanks to the Walker administration).
2) Due to another Walker-adminstration law, election observers can now stand as close as 3 feet to the poll tables.
3) They are finding their targets using a searchable database compiled after the recall, where rightwingers hand-entered the information from the recall petitions into a database, and then cross-referenced with publicly-available court information databases.
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