After the public employees unions’ thuggish behavior in Wisconsin, nobody in their right mind is willing to give union thugs the benefit of the doubt. That’s why people won’t give this thug the benefit of the doubt:
MILWAUKEE – In March, Dan Shansky left Wisconsin for California to take a job with a union there, but that didn’t stop him from casting a ballot in the June 5th recall election. The community organizer, who lists the Milwaukee-based Community Action Now as a recent employer, was heavily involved over the past year and a half in the protest and recall movement in Wisconsin. Shansky’s Facebook comments announcing his new job and the move to California in March were greeted with congratulations by various liberal organizers employed by many of Wisconsin’s most high profile left-wing groups.
Wisconsin state law requires that before a person cast their ballot in a Wisconsin election they be a resident of the state. Specifically, residence is defined as the place “where the person’s habitation is fixed, without any present intent to move, and to which, when absent, the person intends to return.” [Wis. Stat. 6.10(1)]
Shansky’s move to California in March, nearly two months before the election, and acceptance of a job out there would almost certainly mean that he does not qualify as a Wisconsin elector and should not have cast a ballot. He no longer lives in the state and he does not appear [to] regard his move as a mere temporary absence from Wisconsin.
Winning elections is important to being in union leadership. Apparently, the ends justify the means.
I’ve never heard of a state statute that allows a person to vote after they’ve moved to another state. I don’t doubt that some states look the other way on that. (Minnesota, with Ritchie as SOS, leaps to mind.)
The reality is that voter fraud exists. That’s why we need photo ID, a secretary of state that keeps updating the SVRS in timely fashion and doesn’t look the other way when it fits his ideology.
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