Madison - A state election official said today a lawsuit by Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen would affect more than 1 million voters, four times as many voters as the Department of Justice had estimated.More than one million new voter registrations in less than three years in a state with only 4.25 million adults is beyond belief.
Also today, critics accused Van Hollen - a Republican serving as the state co-chair of John McCain's presidential campaign - of filing the suit for partisan gain and trying to purge legitimate voters from poll lists.
Van Hollen sued the state Government Accountability Board Wednesday, saying it must crosscheck voter names with driver's license records for voters who registered to vote or changed their addresses on or after Jan. 1, 2006.
Such checks were required under federal law as of that date, but the board didn't start performing them until last month because of technical problems.
Are we supposed to believe that one-fourth of the adult population of Wisconsin registered to vote for the first time or re-registered after moving since the start of 2006? This happening even after the huge new voter registration drives of the 2000 and 2004 presidential campaigns. No way is that possible. Frankly, I am beyond shocked.
If you examine the population data (do your own math, my source data is here) you'll find that less than 225,000 Wisconsin minors became of voting age since 01/01/2006. And less than 10,000 persons of voting age moved to the state since that date.
Here's your little sanity check, where did the more than 750,000 other new registered voters come from since the end of 2005?
The only answer that makes sense: Voter fraud on perhaps the most massive scale of all time.
Mr. Van Hollen, may we have that RICO investigation now?