Liar, liar but no pants on fire? | Wis.Community

Liar, liar but no pants on fire?

State Sen. Scott Fitzgerald (without the F) says people are trying to vote five or six times, so we need voter ID.

The Journal Sentinel's PolitiFact investigates and finds that Fitzgerald is making it up:

In trying to bolster the case for photo ID, the state Senate’s top Republican asserted that people have voted five to six times in the same election. His office couldn’t provide any evidence -- from Wisconsin or elsewhere -- to back that up. The one Wisconsin episode they mention as a possibility, a Marquette student, was disproved after extensive investigation. Election officials are unaware of anything on the level of serial voting that Fitzgerald refers to. And we were unable to turn up such a case in our research.

So does he get a Pants on Fire ruling? No, just false.

Seem a little subjective?

AFTERTHOUGHT:  Maybe it could be a new Democratic cheer or bumpersticker -- F Scott Fitzgerald!  This was a popular one in Texas when Republicans had W stickers on their cars.

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December 23, 2010 - 9:36am

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