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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Did Knilans Also Commit Voter Fraud?

Graeme Zielinski, Communications Director of the Wisconsin Democratic Party, clarified the party's case on Joe Knilans ineligibility to occupy the 44th district seat during a call to Bliss Com's Dan Conry Show. Here was a key exchange from the segment.

Conry: I can tell you right now for a fact several months ago, the previous host of this show, Stan Milam, had Joe Knilans on and it was at that time, I believe it was May or June of last year where Joe did say “I am now domiciled in my brother’s basement.” So, if we go to intent which I believe the statute shows cause if you show intent and cause…

Zielinski: Wait a second then, if that’s the case, why did he vote in the 45th? He committed voter fraud then if he's saying he was living in the 44th District since June. He can’t vote…

Conry: So, in other words he should not have voted for Amy Loudenback?

Zielinski: Yeah, if he was living in the 44th. He voted in the 45th District. So, you have to establish residency for ten days prior to voting in a district and you also have to establish residency for ten days prior to representing the district and taking the oath. You can't have one without the other.

A must read!! Janesville Gazette Editorial - Partisan AG Will Back Knilans
First the apologist Gazette attempts to draw equivalencies between Knilans and Sheridans' entirely different residency situations and between party officials and legislative Democrats. Then they confidently suggest because partisanship will overrule professionalism in the AG's office, justice will not likely prevail for the democrats complaint. This is a bizarre, petty and a laugher editorial, just what I'd expect coming from the illegitimate Janesville Gazette. I couldn't make this stuff up no matter how hard I try. Remember folks, they charge money for their product!

BDN Editorial - More ethical challenges from the 44th

Tea Party Knilans Talks About Voter Fraud (2nd half of video)


Can Knilans Survive The Kris Kringle test?

Legislator's Basement Digs May Not Meet City Code

Why Did Knilans Run For Office Outside His District?


Anonymous said...

Just a beautiful mash-up of information you have posted here on this issue. From talk radio, to newspaper editorials to video to your own commentary. Take a bow.

Anonymous said...

The Gazette has an article online about Janesville's inspection on the basement living quarters. City says it meets city codes.

Lou Kaye said...

Thanks for the comments.

It's too bad that the city doesn't post their inspection report online instead of it going through the filtered Gazette. If you listen to the radio show interview, the basement inspection is only a small portion of the support evidence of their case.

Anonymous said...

As much as I would like to see the GOP squirm on this, Mr. Zielinski isn't entirely correct. The two 10-day requirements do not have to be concurrent. You could establish your 10-day residency prior to the election - and be just fine, then move into the other district at least 10 days before taking the oath of office. So you can have one without the other, because state statutes allow you to do so.

Lou Kaye said...

You're right, anon. Now I realize making a mockery out of laws is not a crime, but that means every ten days Knilans could claim residency in any district he chose. From a guy who talks about values and ethics in the video, I'd say he's not being an honest Joe. This is why I think if Knilans intends on only applying his intent to this and not hard documentation like Post Office and drivers license documentation to support his residency claims, his intent then becomes a joke.

Anonymous said...

Where's all the outrage from the "Watchdog" for an assembylmen abusing a state statute? Then to top it all off for the last two days they have been spouting about how "ethical" they are. If they were anymore transparent they'd be cellophane.

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