We hear constantly about virtually non-existent voter fraud from the right wing — a transparent excuse for policies that make it more difficult for people, especially poor and minority voters, to cast their votes — but Politiscoop has screenshots of Tea Party types on Facebook wanting to commit real voter fraud by destroying recall petitions signed by Wisconsin voters.
In one facebook post a user named Charles Atlas Shrugging begins the plan by saying “I’d like to collect signatures of those who want to recall Walker…so I can have something to feed my shredder..”
In another such post Matt Wynns who claims to be a small business owner states “I shall be heating my home with recall signature. as they sign, I’ll make sure to tell them not to sign another petition. I figure I can get a hundred to a few hundred signatures off the ballot. F*#&* (Word edited) Liberals.The list of disgusting posts go on, even after a user reminded each and every one of them that their plans would violate Wisconsin statutes.
Destroying petitions rather than turning them in is a felony. Whether any of the people who left those comments can or will actually do so remains to be seen. But those who are circulating those petitions had better be on their toes and do some research on their volunteers.