Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Another Blonien lie exposed

One more of the wild charges thrown about by State Senator Tom Reynolds demented "brain trust" bites the dust before the election. JS Daywatch:

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1, 2006, 1:36 p.m.
By Annysa Johnson

Tosa clerk cleared in voting probe
An allegation that Wauwatosa Clerk Carla Ledesma illegally altered a voting record on behalf of city alderman and 5th District Senate candidate Jim Sullivan has been rejected by the Milwaukee County district attorney's office as unfounded.

Assistant District Attorney Bruce Landgraf said in a report released this week that no charges would be filed against Ledesma, who'd been accused by incumbent Sen. Tom Reynolds' campaign of falsifying city records to refute an allegation that Sullivan had voted twice in the September 1998 election...

Reynolds campaign manager Jerome J. (J.J.) Blonien of Milwaukee, who filed the complaint, did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment. [JJ at a loss for words?]...

In the 17-page report on the probe, Landgraf said Sullivan did not vote in Wauwatosa in 1998, that Ledesma was within her powers as city clerk to amend his voting record, and that there was "no credible evidence" to suggest that Ledesma falsely certified the poll book page that shows Sullivan did not vote in that election.

It is the second time in six years that Sullivan has been cleared by the DA's office on allegations of double voting in prior elections. The allegations were first circulated by detractors in his 2000 bid for his Wauwatosa aldermanic seat.


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