Romney Campaign Training Poll Watchers To Mislead Voters In Wisconsin

I’ll give them something to observe if they get in my face. What a bunch of lying scumbags.

Mitt Romney’s campaign has been training poll watchers in Wisconsin with highly misleading — and sometimes downright false — information about voters’ rights.

Documents from a recent Romney poll watcher training obtained by ThinkProgress contain several misleading or untrue claims about the rights of Wisconsin voters. A source passed along the following packet of documents, which was distributed to volunteers at a Romney campaign training in Racine on October 25th. In total, eight such trainings were held across the state in the past two weeks and 17 since late September.

One blatant falsehood occurs on page 5 of the training packet, which informed poll watchers that any “person [who] has been convicted of treason, a felony, or bribery” isn’t eligible to vote. This is not true. Once a Wisconsin voter who has been convicted of a felony completes his or her sentence, that person is once again eligible to vote.

The training also encouraged volunteers to deceive election workers and the public about who they were associated with. On page 3 of the packet, Romney poll workers were instructed to hide their affiliation with the campaign and told to sign in at the polls as a “concerned citizen” instead. As Kristina Sesek, Romney’s legal counsel who just graduated from Marquette Law School last year, explained, “We’re going to have you sign in this election cycle as a ‘concerned citizen.’ We’re just trying to alleviate some of the animosity of being a Republican observer up front.”

Rest of Article: ThinkProgress.

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2 Responses to Romney Campaign Training Poll Watchers To Mislead Voters In Wisconsin

  1. Wizcon says:

    All the links for the scheduled training courses are now blocked. Sneaky little bastards aren’t they? I figure the one around here was 2 weeks ago as we had romney cars, trucks and vans all over the place. Stuffing mail boxes amongst other things. Many out of state licenses.

    Sage Reply:

    They will say anything and do anything to win. It’s sickening.

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