Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, certainly suggested that option was on the table during an appearance Thursday on the Charlie Sykes show.
Griping about how Acorn has hired people with felony beefs to register voters and that some registrars have turned in fake names (often revealed by Acorn itself), the Prieb mused “To what extent do we sue Acorn to determine if they’re culpable as an entity?”
Which made the Brawler wonder: To what extent should the RPW be sued for raising a hue and a cry about phantom voters in 2004 when the list they submitted was riddled with errors and utterly bogus?
(Prieb whined that “speaking out” against “voter fraud” means that people believe “you want to suppress the vote, you want to disallow voters” – which is exactly what the RPW attempted to do in 2004 and likely will try to do again in 2008.)
It’s not clear to the Brawler, admittedly not a lawyer, what the RPW’s standing would be. But the RPW wouldn’t be filing the suit to win it. They’d be filing it – no doubt in coordination with the GOP as a whole – to drain Acorn resources, to attack Obama, and to taint the outcome of the 2008 election (which seems more and more headed to an Obama blowout – though obviously that could change).
And, of course, the Prieb is hoping to whip up the Republican base which apparently believes that voter fraud is alive and well in Milwaukee. Thanks of course to demagogues like Sykes and Prieb, who griped "I want to stop losing elections in Wisconsin because of voter fraud."
If voter fraud were such a powerful force, one would think that the evil left would find a better way of employing it in the low turnout races (which theoretically would be ideal for voter fraud) that have foisted Michael Gableman and Scott Walker on us.