Wis. board to seek crackdown on '08 felon voters
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State elections officials have identified up to 195 felons who may have illegally voted in the November 2008 presidential election.
Government Accountability Board spokesman Reid Magney said the agency will forward names to district attorneys for further investigation and prosecution by Oct. 9. He said it is possible the list of 195 will be whittled down as municipal clerks help check for inaccuracies.
Wisconsin law makes it a crime for felons under state supervision, including those on probation and parole, to cast ballots. A bill advancing in the Legislature would give felons the right to vote once they are released from incarceration.
Magney said the GAB compared the list of November 2008 voters against the names of felons on state supervision.