On Thursday, Kimberly Zapata, deputy director of the Milwaukee County Board of Elections, announced, Call for fraudulent military ballots and mail them to the Wisconsin representative.
Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson said he terminated Zapata as soon as he heard the allegations. He also said at an impromptu press conference:
“The City of Milwaukee has removed the Deputy Director of our Board of Elections. I was stunned, absolutely stunned to hear the very serious allegations against her. I was told yesterday that she was apparently looking for a fictitious military from a state election website ballots and handed them over to a state representative.
“I will not accept, I will not tolerate, and I certainly will not defend any misrepresentation by city officials involved in the election. It may be to expose a loophole created by state law, it does not matter. This alleged crime It doesn’t matter that it doesn’t happen at work. It doesn’t matter that the votes in Milwaukee aren’t a part of it. It doesn’t matter that there were no attempts to vote illegally or tamper with the election results.”
Kimberly Zapata was fired by Mayor Cavalier Johnson after Milwaukee election officials found she falsely asked to reserve absentee ballots for the military.
This is clearly a serious breach of trust. Election integrity is paramount. WSJ
— Michael Grossman (@MichaelArt123) November 3, 2022
State Rep. Janel Brandtjen’s office said she did receive three military ballots that Brandtjen thought she believed were forged. In a statement, Brandtjen speculated on why she received the vote: “I believe someone is trying to point out how easy it is to get a military vote in Wisconsin.”
This isn’t the first time the same tactic has been used to demonstrate potential flaws in Wisconsin’s voting laws.
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The technical issue in state voting laws is that military personnel are not required to register to vote. Therefore, photo ID is not required to apply for an absentee ballot.
The Left wants what you can’t see. This did not happen.
The deputy director of the Milwaukee Board of Elections was fired Thursday for fraudulently requesting absentee military ballots and sending ballots to state representatives’ homes. https://t.co/YyAK8qQf3w pass @nypost
— Victor David Hendersonℹ️ (@VictorDHandson) November 4, 2022
Lessons for 2020?
In the wake of the 2020 presidential election and the lingering issues surrounding it, many states have revisited their election laws. In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis isn’t one to be careful when it comes to issues, and he goes a step further.
In April, DeSantis created a special police unit to deal with allegations of voter fraud and other election irregularities. In August, DeSantis announced the arrest of 20 people in connection with voter fraud charges.
At the time of his arrest, DeSantis said: “Our new election crime office has begun taking action to hold individuals accountable for voter fraud. Today’s action sends a clear signal to those who are considering ballots or fraudulent voting. If you commit an election crime, you will be prosecuted to the fullest extent permitted by law.”
In Wisconsin, Kimberly Zapata is the latest person to be found involved in some kind of voter fraud. Only in 2022, Three others have been convicted Ineligible voting and false voter registration.
Since 2020, Democrats have called election fraud allegations related to the election a “big lie” and called those who questioned the election “election deniers.”
Everyone should want to address the issue of election integrity. Same day, vote in person and bring your damn ID. I know you have one.
There, I fixed it.
— 🇺🇸🤟🏻 (@esoryelsnya) November 3, 2022
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