On Tuesday Dan O’Donnell from NewsTalk 1130 in Wisconsin broke a huge report on a leftist bribery scandal operating in Wisconsin before the upcoming state Supreme Court race.
Liberal groups are paying voters $250 to sway their friends to vote for the leftist Supreme Court candidate Janet Protasiewics.
This amounts to election bribery, a felony in Wisconsin punishable by up to three years in prison.
** Please keep evidence of this crime if you see this in your community.
Here is an example of how one operative could make $270 from the app.
According to O’Donnell at NewsTalk1130:
Those who respond to the text expressing interest in the offer are given instructions to log in to a live training session on Zoom in which organizers explain how the program works. A video recording of one such training session the day after the Supreme Court primary reveals that people aren’t just talking to their friends and family about voting, but rather adding their names and contact information to Wisconsin Takes Action’s database and then repeatedly contacting them to ensure that they vote for liberal candidate Janet Protasiewicz.
This was made abundantly clear during the hour-long training session.
“The primary was just last night for the Supreme Court so we know who will be on the ballot in the general election,” said one organizer who introduced himself as Christian. “We have Dan Kelly, the conservative former Supreme Court justice and then Janet Protasiewicz—the progressive circuit court judge currently—and she is the progressive candidate who just won the primary.
“Of course, Wisconsin Takes Action is focused on putting forth progressive ideas and implementing progressive laws, so, you know, we really are looking forward to her as the candidate for this upcoming election.”
To get her elected, Christian explained, the group is using a technique called “relational organizing.”
“It’s really simple. In traditional organizing in campaigns, we may think about campaign offices, someone making a call to a constituent and telling someone to go vote, someone they don’t know. In relational organizing, you’re talking to people who you do know and that’s really effective because you talking to your father to go vote or your sister or your friend is a lot more effective than me telling them to go vote because I don’t know them. But with you, there’s a lot more connection or relationship built and more reason for them to be compelled to go vote.”
However, people who take part in this relational organizing campaign—whom the group calls “community mobilizers”—are paid per person who they deliver to the Wisconsin Takes Action database and, ultimately, to the polls to cast a vote for Protasiewicz.
This is in direct violation of Wisconsin Statute § 12.11, which provides that “any person who offers, gives, lends or promises to give or lend…anything of value…to, or for, any elector, or to or for any other person in order to induce any elector to go or refrain from going to the polls, vote or refrain from voting [or] vote or refrain from voting for or against a particular person” commits felony election bribery.
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Several far-left groups are partners with this likely criminal activity and proudly display their support.
State Representative Janel Brandtjen (R-Menomonee Falls) released a statement in response to the election bribery scandal:
It was recently learned that the group, Wisconsin Takes Action, is offering $250 to voters to sway their friends to vote for Supreme Court candidate Janet Protasiewicz though an app called, Empower. The program uses a model based on relational organizing.
Wisconsin Takes Action set up an Empower app to attract Wisconsin residents to the polls, vote for Janet Protasiewicz for Supreme Court Judge, and reward them with gift cards for taking action. Downloading the app pays voters $30. Providing 75 names with phone numbers or emails in the app pays $60. Each time users reach out to their friends to early vote, make a plan to vote, or make contact on Election Day, they will get paid in gift cards on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
“Wisconsin Takes Action seems to have reached out to hundreds, if not thousands, of voters around the state using Zoom calls to commit election bribery under Wisconsin Statute 12.11(1m). Wisconsin Takes Action and its partners (Wisconsin Conservation Voters, WISDOM, AFT-Wisconsin, NextGen America, Freedom Action Now) have put our 2023 Supreme Court election into question even before ballots have been mailed. The willingness of these groups to win by any means necessary should disgust republicans, democrats, independents and all voters of Wisconsin, as this election has now been tainted with bribery,” said Rep Brandtjen.