Illinois Republicans are stooping particularly low with their support for a candidate who admitted she was registered to vote in two states and voted in both states during the 2008 and 2012 election cycles.
We already know that Republicans will do anything to rig the vote. They passed vote suppression laws and gerrymandered districts to legitimize voter fraud, GOP style. Wisconsin’s version of a voter ID law will be in place for this year’s election, with the potential to disenfranchise 300,000 voters.
Republicans in Wisconsin also made voting hard and they are stepping up the voter intimidation tactics.
Wisconsin also allows thugs like the Koch Brothers funded “True the Vote” to stand 3 to 8 feet from voters and election officials.
A vote suppression Militia is on record saying it will intimidate African-American voters and concentrate its “efforts” in Democratic strong holds. Of course, the militia made it abundantly clear that Republican vote fraudsters will continue to get a free pass, just like Kathy Myalls did when she voted in Wisconsin and Illinois in 2008 and 2012.
According to the Chicago Sun Times, Myalls cast a vote in the Illinois primary. Three months later, she also voted for Scott Walker, in Wisconsin, during his recall election. Myalls voted in the presidential election in Wisconsin in 2012, before returning to Illinois where she voted again.
Myalls admitted to the Sun Times she is registered to vote in Illinois and at her second home in Fontana, Wisconsin. Records confirm she was registered to vote at her primary address in Illinois since 2005 and in Wisconsin since 1996. The records also show she voted in both states during the 2008 and 2012 elections.
After admitting she was registered to vote in both states, and records proved she voted in both states, Myalls emailed the Sun-Times admitting she was a serial voting fraudster. But that is all changed now that the Sun Times has exposed her.
I was registered to vote in WI from 1996-2013,” Myalls wrote in a follow-up email to the Sun-Times. “My voting registration in WI was based on a house we own and have lived in during that time period. I am now only registered to vote in IL and I no longer vote in WI.
It gets better. Myalls is running as a GOP candidate for the Illinois General Assembly.
Even though they know that Myalls is a serious duplicate voter, the State’s Republican Party continues to support her candidacy.
She’s legally qualified to run for office based on residency things we looked at. If she’s afforded the opportunity to become elected, at that time that will be two years,” said Joe Woodward, political director with the House Republican Organization. Woodward indicated HRO’s legal team had been consulted on her issues. “All I will say is this is political. The opposition had time to look at this and that time has passed and they were asleep at the switch. She passes our legal requirements.
Under Illinois law, any person who is a U.S. Citizen, at least 21 years old and lived in the district they intend to represent for at least two years meets the legal requirements to serve in the State General Assembly. So technically, nothing about Myalls’ history of voter fraud precludes her from running.
It appears that Illinois law is “murky” when it comes to knowingly registering in two states and voting in both states. Under Illinois law, it is too late to challenge Myalls’ candidacy.
However, voting twice in elections is a crime in Wisconsin. Another individual who committed voter fraud during the 2012 election in Wisconsin was sentenced to a harsh sentence of 9 months in jail. At best, Myalls faces the possibility that her serial voter fraud will hurt her election chances. Poor baby.
Image: Chicago Sun-Times
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