October 25, 2016 6:20 pm -

But it’s only Democrats who rig elections, we are told.

Kris Teske, the city clerk in Green Bay, argued that her office lacks the resources to set up an additional polling location near the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay — but an email released as part of an open-records request found her cooking up a convoluted legal claim to prevent students from voting, reported The Nation


Teske — who was appointed by Republican Mayor Jim Schmitt, a close ally of Gov. Scott Walker — bristled at requests from a “very persistent” Democratic state lawmaker, Eric Genrich, to open an additional polling location near the campus…

“I have heard it said that students lean more toward the democrats and he is a democrat,” she wrote. “I have spoken with our Chief of Staff and others at City Hall and they agree that budget wise this isn’t going to happen.”

Teske explicitly asked the attorney from the bipartisan state commission whether she could deny students additional hours to vote because they were more likely to cast ballots for Democratic candidates.

“I would like to know your thoughts on this,” Teske wrote. “Do I have an argument about it being more of a benefit to the democrats.”



D.B. Hirsch
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