Thursday, April 27, 2006

US - Democratic campaign workers jail time

for trying to deprive some Republicans of their right to vote.

(AP) MILWAUKEE A judge admonished a congresswoman's son and three other Democratic campaign workers for interfering with voters' civil rights as he sentenced them to jail Wednesday for puncturing the tires of some Republican vans on Election Day 2004.

Judge Michael B. Brennan exceeded the recommendation of prosecutors in sentencing the four men to jail time ranging from four to six months for misdemeanor property damage.

"Voter suppression has no place in our country," Brennan told the defendants in Milwaukee County Circuit Court. "Your crime took away that right to vote for some citizens."

The Republican Party wanted to use the vans to transport voters to the polls during the presidential election.

The men, including the son of U.S Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, had pleaded no contest in January to misdemeanor property damage in a plea agreement with prosecutors who recommended no jail time.

The Democrats can't win on ideas so they have to cheat.

Reminds me of the Democrats moaning about voter fraud in Ohio during the last Presidential election. The Democrats funded their own investigation which found, surprise suprise, voter fraud was committed "overwhelming by Democrats".

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