I had seen this film before. We had a similar Marquette School of Law poll shortly before the Walker campaign against Burke. Democrats were fired up: Michelle had been here twice; Barack once; the big dog, Bill Clinton had been here, too. It was an historic turn out, yet they lost.
In Milwaukee County, for example, which is a bastion of Democratic support, the votes started off with 80% for Burke and only 20% for Walker. But as the tabulation continued. the greater the number of votes cast, the greater the percentage that went for Walker, which is simply absurd.
The data supports me. Charnin, in fact, has proven that at least five contests in Wisconsin have been stolen: the Walker recall election, including the Prosser vs. Kloppenburg contest; the Walker vs. Burke election; and this Trump vs. Cruz thing. But the magnitude of the theft here is enormous.
Look at these poll results from istandwith.com, based upon a far larger sample size than the Marquette Law School poll, which makes them overwhelmingly more reliable than that poll, which was based upon a sample of less than 1,000 prospective voters.
Bill Still reported that an observer in a Wisconsin precinct had watched as the votes were being recorded, with the precinct percentages the same as the absentee balloting. But when the tabulated vote was posted, Trump had been shortchanged to benefit Cruz.
So they stole another election, which received widespread press coverage as though it had been legitimate. As I had explained on the air with Mitch, the theft had three objectives: to defeat Trump; to minimize the margin by which Bernie beat Hillary; and to place a Walker protege on the Supreme Court. The Wisconsin State Journalhas betrayed the trust of the people by buying into the mythology of this election. But neither The Capital Times nor The Devil's Advocates, to whom I have also written, want to cover it, either. Progressives in Wisconsin appear to be in denial. Freedom requires eternal vigilance. We are not exercising it.
Jim Fetzer, a former Marine Corps office and McKnight Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota Duluth, has published 32 books. His most recent academic book, co-edited with Ellery Eells of the Department of Philosophy, UW-Madison (now deceased), is The Place of Probability in Science (Springer 2010).