Convicted double-voter is an 'absent-minded' Republican

Well, well, well. The Republicans were right. There was a case of voter fraud. It was double voting by a Republican.

Nice job, Prosecutor Biskupic.  Another misconception shattered.  No further comment required:

The Journal Sentinel's reports:

He double voted to benefit ...

By Derrick Nunnally

Thursday, Aug 23 2007, 04:13 PM

Few things in the American political system are viewed as sacrosanct as the concept that a voter's ballot is secret.

Perhaps that's why lawyers, when they had Michael A. Zore under oath in his trial for voting twice in last November's election, he wasn't asked for whom he had cast his acknowledged multiple ballots.

However — and this ought to answer questions posed by several readers — we get a fairly definitive answer in this transcript of Zore's interrogation by a detective, which turned up in courthouse records.

In pages 6-8, Zore said he tends to vote with a "conservative pattern" and didn't break from it in November — though he professed not to be passionate enough about any single issue or candidate for that to motivate his illegal double voting.

A few excerpts from how he responded to the West Allis Police detective's questions on political leanings:

Generally: "I tend to be more Republican for the most part" (adding later that he didn't vote a straight ticket).

The Green/Doyle governor's race: "I voted for Rep. Green on that." The state Senate race between incumbent Tom Reynolds, a Republican, and then-Wauwatosa Ald. Jim Sullivan, a Democrat (Sullivan won): "I had voted for, um, Tom Reynolds in the area."

Other races: "(If) there is a incumbent there that I'm happy with, I'll frequently vote for that person regardless of what party he's with."

A constitutional amendment banning gay marriage: "I think I had voted yes on that one."

The referendum on bringing troops home from Iraq: "Let's do it, but let's do it at the, the right time. ... Whichever direction that was, I think that was a No vote."

UPDATE: He said he he had already voted.

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August 23, 2007 - 4:31pm

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