Occupy Milwaukee must be real proud. Unnamed individuals were caught on video giving out cigarettes in exchange for signatures on recall election petitions. Here is the video, via Gateway Pundit.
Pay special attention to the stills at the end of the video.
This video and pictures were collected on the corner of 7th and North Ave. in Milwaukee during the “Occupy Milwaukee” protest/takeover of the bridge. These appear to be children under the age of 18. They were also given cigarettes in exchange for their signatures. They were asked if it would be OK to contact them to enlist their help in getting signatures from their friends.
Giving cigarettes to minors? Illegal?
Minors signing recall petitions? Illegal?
Giving a person something in exchange for a signature? Illegal?
Cigarette ‘Bribe’ Prompts Call For Criminal Charges State Election Board Will Also Receive Complaint MILWAUKEE, Updated 3:49 p.m. EST November 6, 2000 — Republican Wisconsin state Rep. Scott Walker has asked the Milwaukee County District Attorney to review whether criminal charges should be filed after Milwaukee’s WISN 12 News found Al Gore campaigners giving cigarettes to absentee voters outside of City Hall Saturday. WISN 12 News caught volunteers for Vice President Gore’s campaign giving packs of cigarettes to homeless voters whom they had transported to cast absentee ballots. “Anything that gets something of value, be it a $20 bill on the street out here, or a pack of cigarettes, we think is wrong,” Walker said. “The trading off of anything, something of worth, in exchange for someone’s vote — not only is it ethically questionable, we believe it’s a violation of the law.” Volunteers were visiting area shelters Saturday, offering rides to City Hall where homeless citizens could vote by absentee ballot. “We’ve been pretty busy, going to the shelters,” campaign volunteer Connie Milstein said. Milstein volunteers for the Gore campaign in New York and came to Milwaukee to help get out the vote. The volunteers then distributed cigarettes to voters outside City Hall.
Once again, when one observes the left, patterns of behavior emerge. Their playbook is, in all reality, rather thin. Yes, mobs of screaming useful idiots, scheming organizers, rampaging union thugs, stealthy rapists, and drug dealers do seem intimidating, but in terms of creativity, they pretty much come up short. Once they run out of Alinsky, they’re dumbfounded.