According to a report by David Catanese of Politico, right-wing group Americans For Prosperity is sending absentee ballots to Democrats in State Senate districts 2 and 10 with instructions to return the paperwork after the election date.
The fliers, which can be viewed HERE, Democratic voters to return ballots for the Aug. 9 election to the city clerk “before Aug. 11.” Given the fact that absentee ballots are due the Thursday before the election – and so in this case would be due before August 4 – the AFP mailer seems to be a clear attempt to confuse Democratic voters in hopes that their votes will then be disqualified for being late.
In response to the apparent electoral fraud being perpetrated by Americans For Prosperity, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin has indicated they plan on filing a complaint against Americans for Prosperity for the fraudulent mailers, with DPW Chair Mike Tate issuing the following statement:
“Scott Walker has sought the help of the corporate front group “Americans For Prosperity,” and here they come with dirty tricks clearly meant to meddle in our elections and suppress votes against the Koch Brothers’ agenda,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said Monday. “Wisconsin’s election authorities must stop the black hand of the corporate special interests and their front groups who are trying to strangle democracy in our state and support the six Republican senators now facing recall.
You can read a copy of the DPW’s complaint HERE.