Wisconsin's Recall Election & Americans for Prosperity's Absentee Ballot Typos

  • Aired:  08/04/11
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The Koch brothers-funded Americans for Prosperity PAC sends absentee ballot applications with minor inaccuracies to Wisconsin's Democratic districts. (2:52)

OF COURSE, FOLKS, PEOPLE ARE

ALWAYS ASKING ME HOW MUCH MONEY

HAVE YOU RAISED.

WELL, I AM HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE

THAT I DON'T HAVE TO TELL YOU.

[LAUGHTER]

FOR A LONG TIME AT LEAST, BUT

TRUST ME, IT WILL BE WELL SPENT.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

NOW...

NOW, ONE PLACE, ONE PLACE A LOT

OF THE OTHER PACS ARE SPENDING

MONEY IS ON THE WISCONSIN STATE

SENATOR RECALL ELECTION THAT WAS

TRIGGERED OVER GOVERNOR SCOTT

WALKER'S ANTI-UNION CAMPAIGN.

ESTIMATES OF TOTAL SPENDING IN

WISCONSIN HAVE REACHED $25

MILLION.

HOLY SCHLITZ.

AND SOME OF THAT CASH COMES FROM

MY PAC PALS AT AMERICANS FOR

PROSPERITY, FUNDED BY

BILLIONAIRE INDUSTRIALIST

CHARLES AND DAVID KOCH.

THEY'RE LIKE THE OLSEN TWINS OF

FACTORY RUN-OFFS.

AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY HAS

EVEN SENT OUT THESE ACTUAL

HELPFUL ABSENTEE BALLOT

APPLICATIONS TO DEMOCRATIC

DISTRICTS.

NOW, THEY HAD TO RUSH THESE TO

PRINT, SO SOME PEOPLE COMPLAINED

ABOUT INACCURACIES, BUT IT'S

MINOR STUFF, LIKE INSTEAD OF

INSTRUCTING DO YOU SEND YOUR

BALLOT TO THE LOCAL MUNICIPAL

CLERK, WHERE BALLOTS ARE

OFFICIALLY COLLECTED, THE

ADDRESS ON THIS IS "ABSENTEE

BALLOT APPLICATION PROCESSING

CENTER," WHICH, AND THIS IS

INTERESTING, DOES NOT EXIST.

BUT I'M SURE THE KOCH BROTHERS

WERE GOING TO HAND DELIVER THOSE

BALLOTS TO THE PROPER LOCATION

ONCE THEY'VE SEPARATED THEM FROM

THE MAIL SENT TO WISCONSIN

FAMILY ASSOCIATION AND WISCONSIN

RIGHT TO LIFE, THE TWO OTHER

CONSERVATIVE GROUPS TO USE THAT

ANONYMOUS PO BOX.

BECAUSE WHY ELSE WOULD THEY GO

TO THE TROUBLE TO GIVE

DEMOCRATIC VOTERS HELPFUL

INSTRUCTIONS LIKE, "MAIL IN YOUR

COMPLETED ABSENTEE BALLOT, WHICH

MUST BE RECEIVED BY YOUR CITY

CLERK BEFORE AUGUST 11TH."

HERE'S A LITTLE RHYME TO HELP

YOU REMEMBER WHEN IT'S DUE.

ON AUGUST 11th, MAKE YOUR

SELECTION.

THAT'S JUST TWO DAYS AFTER THE

ACTUAL ELECTION.

OKAY.

THAT STICKS IN THE BRAIN.

NOTHING NEFARIOUS HERE.

AS AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY'S

STATE DIRECTOR EXPLAINED, IT WAS

REALLY JUST A TYPO.

A TYPO.

I ACCIDENTALLY PUT 11 WHEN I

MEAN 9 ALL THE TIME BECAUSE 1

AND 9 ARE SO CLOSE TO EACH OTHER

ON THE KEYBOARD.

SO WHO CARES WHETHER THEY TYPED

9 OR 11.

THE POINT IS AMERICANS FOR

PROSPERITY AND I WANT

WISCONSINITES TO VOTE SOME TIME

IN AUGUST.

BUT IF YOU STILL DON'T TRUST

THEM, DON'T SEND YOUR BALLOTS TO

THE KOCH BROTHERS.

SEND IT TO SANTA AT THE NORTH

POLE U.S.A.

HE'LL GET IT TO THE RIGHT

PEOPLE.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]