Submitted by Ben Manski, Executive Director, Liberty Tree Foundation
The most important election of 2012 is tomorrow, June 5.
Will it be stolen?
Last year, Wisconsin rose up, and changed everything about politics in America. They set the stage for Occupy Wall Street. Wisconsin set a standard for the fightback against austerity, and the struggle for democracy.
The recall of Scott Walker will again set the standard for America. What happens on June 5t, and immediately after, will impact every election for the rest of the year. And it will declare who will win--organized people, or organized money?
Wisconsinites collected almost 2 million signatures to force their recall. This in a state of just 5.7 million. And Wisconsonites are carrying the weight of winning that election. This despite the fat that due to Walker's policies, Wisconsin is the only state in the country to suffer net job losses over the past year.
It would not only be morally wrong to abandon Wisconsin now.
All the polling says the recall election will be very close. We're not sure we believe those polls. But we do know that when the polls are close, elections are sometimes stolen. We saw that with the presidential elections of 2000 and 2004. And we saw that with Wisconsin's Supreme Court election last year, when 8,000 votes were discovered on the day after the election by Waukesha County Clerk Nickolaus; 8,000 votes to reverse progressive candidate Joanne Kloppenburg victory and to keep the court in the hands of the Chamber of Commerce.
No more stolen elections. We urge you to join us in supporting the Wisconsin Wave and thier No more Stolen Elections! campaign, both projects of the Liberty Tree Foundation.
The plan is simple. Track and speak out against voting rights violations in the days leading up to the June 5th elections. Prepare Wisconsonites to mobilize in the event of a clearly stolen election. Analyze and report on the fairness of the election. And on the day after the election, gather in Voter Assemblies across the states to that if the election is stolen, Wisconsonites respond immediately.
You can go to www.LibertyTreeFoundation.org to learn more, and to support their in-depth work. Programs include: democracy Convention, Law of Democracy Project, Move to Amend, No More Stolen Elections! and the Wisconsin Wave.