The Milwaukee Election Commission has turned over ten more voter registration participants' names to the district attorney for criminal investigations of fraud, that's 59 people now under similar scrutiny. Chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party Reince Preibus blames the state Government Accountability Board and state Election Board for not drawing a “hard line on this type of activity.”
He cites Accountability Board's own data that claims since early August one in five voter applications did not match drivers' license records. Last week the watchdog panel knocked down a request by the state GOP to require those voters to show proof of residence at the polls or vote in a provisional ballot if they hadn't corrected mismatched information.
Preibus claims Wisconsin is refusing to fully follow federal law with the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) which requires an exhaustive cross referencing of voter applications with existing data.
Attorney General JB Van Hollen also urged the Accountability Board to require clerks to perform as many matches as possible with voter databases.