New Warnings of Voter Fraud Ahead of Wisconsin's Recall Election
The Wisconsin recall election between Governor Scott Walker (R) and Mayor Tom Barrett (D) is set to take place on Tuesday, but now there are warnings of possible voter fraud. Fox News’ Eric Shawn dug deeper into this alarming issue to find out if it will affect next week’s election. Gov. Walker told The Weekly Standard, “I’ve always thought in this state, close elections, presidential elections, it means you probably have to win with at least 53 percent of the vote to account for fraud. One or two points, potentially.”
Shawn talked to one Wisconsin voter who told him that she believes fraud can swing an election. Nancy Harrison-Noonan said, “I think voter fraud is a reality of our time, as I think Wisconsin voters are aware.” Another voter, Eleanora Givens, told Shawn that she has faith in the electoral system and in the people.
The head of the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, Kevin Kennedy said, “It’s a human driven process. There are always people who are going to try to gain the system. We, like all states, have crimes for election violations.”
In the city of Delafield, near Milwaukee, there are already allegations that several absentee ballots were submitted. Brian Sikma, who is the Communications Director of the conservative watchdog group Media Trackers, joined America’s News HQ today. He told Shawn, “Wisconsin has a history of tight elections and narrow outcomes and voter fraud could sway the election one way or the other.”
Sikma went on to explain that a county judge asked for the state’s voter ID laws to be suspended, so now going into Tuesday’s election there are no voter ID provisions in place. He continued, “There’s also the fact that absentee ballots, as you mentioned moments ago, there are reports that some ballots have been distributed perhaps improperly. So as we move forward, the integrity of the process could be in question.”