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Forum Post: Can Anyone Guess Who is Under Investigation for a Felony? (Hint: It Could Disqualify Him From the Presidency)

Posted 5 years ago on June 18, 2012, 3:06 p.m. EST by fiftyfourforty (1077) from New York, NY
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Posted on April 5, 2012


Waukesha WI – Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel today opened an investigation into the “Subs-for-Votes” scandal. Yesterday while wrapping up his Wisconsin tour the Romney Campaign bought $500 worth of Cousin’s subs to encourage the crowd to hit the polls and vote for Romney. Unfortunately for Romney there are a few things that you can’t do on election day in Wisconsin, and Rep. Paul Ryan who was arm-in-arm with with Romney throughout the ordeal neglected to tell the presidential candidate that the distribution of goods on election day is illegal. Wis. Stats. Section 12.11(1m)(a) states, in pertinent part, that any person who offers, gives, lends or promises to give or lend, or endeavors to procure, anything of value, or any office or employment or any privilege or immunity to, or for, any elector, or to or for any other person, in order to induce any elector to:

(1). Go to or refrain from going to the polls;

(2). Vote or refrain from voting;

(3). Vote or refrain from voting for or against a particular person;

(4). Vote or refrain from voting for or against a particular referendum; or on account of any elector having done any of the above.

The State of Wisconsin has the authority to suggest the removal or impeachment of a president elect.

Section 12.60(2)(b), Wis. Stats., further provides that, “If a successful candidate for the legislature or U.S. congress is adjudged guilty in a criminal action of any violation of this chapter under sub. (1) (a) committed during his or her candidacy, the court shall after entering judgment certify its findings to the presiding officer of the legislative body to which the candidate was elected.” To see whether this has an impact on the presidential election we’ll just have to wait but the video evidence suggests that it will likely play out in a Waukesha County courtroom.

In recent years, both the Obama Campaign and WI Jobs Now has run afoul of the same law, but at no point in recent memory, has the candidate, much less two ranking Republican officials standing hand-in-hand, been caught red handed breaking the law. The decision made by the Waukesha County District Attorney will be unprecedented and could impose serious consequences on the Romney Campaign. The DA’s office will be a tense place for a while, Waukesha is typically known as a stronghold for Wisconsin Republicans. It’s likely that Democrats will have a close eye on the investigation with the assumption that evidence would be suppressed by county officials. Waukesha County Officials caused outrage last year when County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus was accused of election fraud after it was made public that she had found 14,000 votes lost on her home computer more than a day after a highly contested Wisconsin State Supreme Court election. Without the additional 14,000 votes Republicans would have lost control of the Supreme Court.



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[-] 3 points by francismjenkins (3713) 5 years ago

Electoral politics, what a circus. The amusement of seeing Romney indicted for sandwiches, would be too awesome for words :)

[-] 3 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 5 years ago

Any recent updates? I see this is from April and I'm having trouble finding info online outside of what you have posted.

This is hilarious. I would love to see Romney in jail for sandwiches.

[-] 2 points by TheTrollSlayer (347) from Kingsport, TN 5 years ago

While i don't like Romney at all this is nitpicking. He doesn't need subs when a lot of fools blind to his bullshit

[-] 2 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 5 years ago

Welcome to SandwichGate

[-] 1 points by geo (2638) from Concord, NC 5 years ago

UPDATE: Romney, Ryan not charged for handing out subs during presidential primary


GOP Candidates are above the law.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33491) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago

Mittens etchAsketch Romulan dodges sandwich in court.

Go figure.

What say you Public?

[-] 1 points by geo (2638) from Concord, NC 5 years ago

Waukesha Co. DA investigates alleged Romney subs-for-votes

WAUKESHA (WKOW) -- A spokesperson for Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel told 27 News Schimel has launched an investigation into allegations that free sandwiches given out on election day by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney violated Wisconsin law.

Waukesha County investigator detective David Witkowski told 27 News the criminal probe began Wednesday with interviews and requests for records.

On Tuesday, April 3, Romney and Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan greeted people at a Cousins Subs restaurant on Pearl Street. News video shows Romney encouraging people to vote and inviting them to pick up free sandwiches.

"A reasonable person would understand that Romney's statement was an offer of a sandwich for individuals who were going to vote in the Republican primary, who had already voted in the Republican primary, and the sandwiches had been provided not by Cousins Subs," wrote Melissa Baldauff of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin in a complaint field with the state Government Accountability Board.

Wisconsin law bars people from offering anything valued at more than $1 as an inducement to vote.

Cousins spokesperson Ashley Lawson told 27 News the restaurant did not cover the cost of the complimentary sandwiches, but said the restaurant entered into a catering contract to provide them. No information was provided as to who entered into the contract.

Spokespersons for both the Romney and Ryan campaigns have yet to respond to requests for comment from 27 News.


[-] 1 points by slizzo (-96) 5 years ago

Anyone who thinks this has a chance in Hell of proceeding should check themselves into a mental hospital.

[-] 1 points by geo (2638) from Concord, NC 5 years ago

Because GOP candidates are above the law... of course!

I do 5 miles over the speed limit, I'm breaking the law and I get a ticket. Bribing for votes is against the law and YOU Slimmo are OK with it....no chance in hell in proceeding with this.

[-] 0 points by slizzo (-96) 5 years ago

Who said I was ok with it?

Oh, that's right, no one. Way to assume like a 9/11 truther. Because any genius knows if you think this won't amount to anything, you MUST be ok with it. An amoebae called...it wants it's logic back.

You get a ticket every time you go 5 mph over the limit? You must have the worst luck in human history.

[-] 1 points by geo (2638) from Concord, NC 5 years ago

So state here publicly that you believe that Romney should have been prosecuted for breaking the law in Waukesha. Show that you are not OK with it.

[-] 1 points by slizzo (-96) 5 years ago

oh, clearly he deserves THE CHAIR for sandwiches.

but if he broke the law, it should be pursued.

was that supposed to be difficult?


[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33491) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago

It would be totally bizarre if this actually stopped Mittens run for office.

How comical would that be?

How absurd would the world be if buying sandwiches were to bring down a corpoRat pawn?

[-] 1 points by fiftyfourforty (1077) from New York, NY 5 years ago

It's the sort of ridiculous thing that blows up months later, like Watergate of Monicagate.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33491) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago

Hell sandwich karma why not.

[-] 0 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 5 years ago

Not absurd... but awesome!