The person charged, along with 4 others is the son of Congresswoman Gwen Moore, D-Wis. The vandalism involved the flattening of tires on 25 vans used
to transport voters on the polls on Novemember 2. Political parties often provide transportation for their poll workers and voters - such as the
elderly and people with disabilities - that need rides in order to be able to vote.
The son of a first-term congresswoman and Milwaukee's former acting mayor were among five Democratic activists charged Monday with slashing the
tires of vans rented by Republicans to drive voters and monitors to the polls on Election Day.
Sowande Omokunde, son of Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., and Michael Pratt, the son of former Milwaukee acting mayor Marvin Pratt, were among those charged
with criminal damage to property, a felony that carries a maximum punishment of 31/2 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
The activists are accused of flattening the tires on 25 vehicles rented by the state Republican Party to get out the vote and deliver poll watchers
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Democrats have been very vocal about what they claim were Republican efforts to suppress the votes of Democrats. While we have heard many of these
claims, there has been little, if any, hard evidence presented showing Republicans attempting to impede people from voting.
However, this case shows that it was the Democrats that were using organized tactics to do just what they claimed Republicans were doing. So much the
worse, that one of the people charged is the son of a sitting Democratic member of Congress.
Clearly, this incident calls into question Democratic claims of voter fraud and intimidation, and places the spotlight squarely back on the Democrats
to instead explain their own actions during this past election.
Once again, Democrats accuse - but look who actually gets caught ...
[edit on 1/24/2005 by centurion1211]