There's a new effort to investigate election fraud in the seven weeks leading up to November voting. State Attorney General JB Van Hollen and Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm will use state justice agents and Milwaukee Police Officers to investigate election related fraud issues that may surface between now and November fourth. Van Hollen's calls it a bi-partisan enforcement effort that's aimed at keeping politics out of it. Chisholm is a Democrat, while Van Hollen is the state's only Republican constitutional officer.
In the past few weeks, 49 volunteers from voter registration groups were accused of submitting false information about prospective voters to local government offices in southeast Wisconsin.
Van Hollen is also suing the state elections agency for refusing to cross check voter registrants identities going back to 2006. He's says the Government Accountability Board is not complying with the federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA). The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is attempting to block the suit . DPW and other Democrats are accusing the AG of partisanship. Van Hollen, who also serves as John McCain's Wisconsin campaign co-chair, says he's simply trying to enforce the law. A judge in Madison will be asked Thursday if the suit should move forward.