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Monday, November 05, 2018

In a surprise move Scott Walker activated the National Guard in advance of Tuesday's election. A press release stated the purpose was to enable use of their cyber security team, but does not explain why the entire guard was activated. In addition Wisconsin uses paper ballots.

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EXECUTIVE ORDER #312 Relating to Assisting the Wisconsin Elections Commission

WHEREAS, on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, midterm general elections will occur throughout the United States, its states, and territories; and

WHEREAS, the preservation of democracy through a fair electoral process is a fundamental part of the American system of government, which is founded on the principle that the power to govern resides in the people; and

WHEREAS, every precaution must be taken to ensure the integrity of the election process throughout the State; and

WHEREAS, the Wisconsin Elections Commission is a regulatory agency of the State of Wisconsin established to administer and enforce election laws in the state; and

WHEREAS, Article V, Section 4 of the Wisconsin Constitution establishes the governor as the Commander-in-Chief of the military and naval forces of the State and provides that he shall transact all necessary business with the officers of the military and shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed; and

WHEREAS, under Section 321 .30 of the Wisconsin Statutes, the organized militia of this state shall be known as the "Wisconsin national guard";

NOW, THEREFORE, I, SCOTT WALKER, Governor of the State of Wisconsin, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of this State, and specifically by Section 321.39(1)(a)1. of the Wisconsin Statutes, do hereby:

1. Authorize and direct the Adjutant General to call to state active duty such elements of the Wisconsin National Guard as the Adjutant General deems necessary to provide essential services to the Wisconsin Elections Commission; and

2. Authorize the Adjutant General to utilize personnel called to state active duty pursuant to this order in emergency status.

3. Direct all state agencies of the State of Wisconsin to assist in responding to this situation.

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Whatever the explanation for this is, it's bad.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2018-11-05 12:41 PM | Reply

Just off the top? Some ham-handed attempt at voter intimidation.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2018-11-05 12:41 PM | Reply

Love the headline, Hat!

#3 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-11-05 01:20 PM | Reply

duh

in the OBAMA detention camps, where else!

insincerely

Jeffyj

#4 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-11-05 01:39 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Why aren't the Jade Helm people outraged over Trump sending troops to Texas?

#5 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2018-11-05 03:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"In a surprise move Scott Walker activated the National Guard in advance of Tuesday's election."

I'm guessing the National Guard leans Democrat. So when they get called up it's that much harder for them to vote.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-11-05 03:59 PM | Reply

Why aren't the Jade Helm people outraged over Trump sending troops to Texas?

#5 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce

Maybe because they agreed to bring more guns into the state.

You know how Texans love those Big Guns.

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-11-05 05:12 PM | Reply

The activation is for cyper-security reasons connected to the elections. It is probably to prevent a Yooper Caravan from crossing the states border with the Upper Peninsula.

#8 | Posted by SLBronkowitz at 2018-11-06 06:44 AM | Reply

OK, I have a new theory. Walker fears he won't be governor much longer and wants to play with the aGuard one last time

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2018-11-06 06:52 AM | Reply

The National Guard was called in to put down riots when REpublicans steal another election. Walker wants to win and he doesn't care how he accomplishes it but some of those nasty Democrat object when Republican just openly steal elections.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2018-11-06 07:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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That idea came to me as well. If that's the reason Walker did it then he's consciously aware a fix is in.

#11 | Posted by Zed at 2018-11-06 08:52 AM | Reply

"If that's the reason Walker did it then he's consciously aware a fix is in."

The fix is and has been always in since 2000. Trump is only president because of election theft.

#12 | Posted by danni at 2018-11-06 09:38 AM | Reply

The fix is and has been always in since 2000. Trump is only president because of election theft.

Hmm, Obama won two terms during this period. You may be on to something.

#13 | Posted by Daniel at 2018-11-06 09:45 AM | Reply

He should have done something useful, like declare Tuesday a State paid holiday, and distribute voting equipment evenly based on location and population, so everyone can afford to vote.

#14 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-11-06 10:32 AM | Reply

Walker is probably getting multiple things out of this.

#15 | Posted by Tor at 2018-11-06 11:01 AM | Reply

Walker has won three elections (including the recall) prior to this point, Wisconsin went for Trump in 2016, TWICE voted against Russ Feingold, and has the human equivalent of paint drying running on the Democratic side (a candidate who should still receive the vote of every Wisconsinite); Walker is an awful governor and an awful human being, but there won't be riots if he wins.

#16 | Posted by dylanfan at 2018-11-06 12:27 PM | Reply

They should put barbed wire up around the capitol. We have to keep those evil liberals out!

#17 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-11-06 01:28 PM | Reply

He should have sent the troops down to Georgia, where voting machines malfunctioned in certain African American precincts.
www.motherjones.com

#18 | Posted by cbob at 2018-11-06 03:28 PM | Reply

Forget Scott Walker. He's not the governor of Wisconsin any more so said the mid-term voters yesterday. He got his ass whooped. His grifting days are over. His love fest with Trump is over.

But who knows? Maybe there's a pyramid scheme in his future.

#19 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-11-07 04:29 AM | Reply

I hear that he has experience flipping hamburgers at a George Webb restaurant. According to chain's website, six locations seeking employees. All but one is a few miles from home. That old Saturn of his would be a great commuter car.

#20 | Posted by SLBronkowitz at 2018-11-07 06:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Walker and Koback are two awful little men who got their comeuppance. Congratulations to Kansas and Wisconsin.

#21 | Posted by Zed at 2018-11-07 07:21 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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