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People lobby the State Elections Board members to try to persuade them to vote their way.
The Journal Sentinel thought it was worth the top headline on page one today:
Doyle lawyer urged sanctionGiving it that kind of play, of course, suggests that the paper uncovered some wrongdoing.
He lobbied 3 on Elections Board before Green vote
Madison - A lawyer for Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle's campaign repeatedly lobbied three Democratic members of the State Elections Board before they voted with the majority to order Republican gubernatorial candidate Mark Green to divest $467,844 in donations from out-of-state political action committees, records show.
You had to read to the 14th paragraph to find this:
[Doyle's lawyer Michael] Maistelman's contacts with the three board members were legal, said board legal counsel George Dunst. Any member of the public, and officials of the Green campaign, could have contacted board members to argue their position before the vote, Dunst said."Not that there's anything wrong with that," as Jerry Seinfeld would say.