March 6, 2014 1:15 am -

m5317e96b2561b.preview-620About a year ago, Republicans were ramping up the rhetoric about The Overwhelming Problem Of Voter Fraud™ ZOMG!!!

They were so angry, it sounded like they were ready to ship the guilty to Guantánamo Bay for daily mandatory waterboarding sessions – after all, these imaginary thousands of felonious felons feloned against the most treasured freedom of Real Americans©!

Now, it’s hilarious how they (with a handful of dead horse beaters, notably John Fund and Hans Spakovsky) have gone all stumm about this plague on our ballot boxes – now that almost every such case that has gone before the court involves a member of their own party!

Projecting a little?

Problem is, the guilty parties usually get a slap on the wrist, as happened today.

A state legislative aide pleaded guilty Tuesday to election fraud for allegedly voting in the wrong district in 2010 and was placed in a first offenders program.

Under a plea agreement, another count of election fraud against Marcie R. Malszycki, 33, involving a vote allegedly cast in the wrong district in 2008, was dismissed.

Malszycki, an aide to state Rep. Warren Petryk, a Republican from Eleva, was charged in January with voting in Onalaska, where she temporarily lived while doing campaign work, instead of her home address in Madison.

Under the first offenders disposition, the election fraud charge to which Malszycki pleaded guilty would be dismissed if she meets all of the requirements set out in a contract. If she fails, however, she would be convicted of the charge and she could face to up to 3½ years of combined prison and extended supervision.

I mean, look at her, John! Behold another nefarious evildoer subverting American elections, Hans! Doesn’t she deserve five years in Gitmo? She just looks sooo waterboardable!



… is that crickets I hear in the distance?

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.