From MediaTrackers, By Brian Sikma, October 15, 2012 – A Florida woman charged Monday with two counts of election fraud in Milwaukee appears to have once worked for a community-organizing group that is fighting to stop Wisconsin from implementing its voter ID law. Yadira Colon, formerly of Wisconsin, pled no contest to charges that she illegally registered to vote in 2008 (lying about where she lived to election officials) and forged signatures on nominating petitions for then State Rep. Pedro Colon (D), no relation. Ms. Colon currently lives in Florida.
Maddow said that without the influence of unions, the Democratic Party’s electoral situation is “dire,” saying that “Democrats do not have a way to compete” with Republicans.
“The Wisconsin Republicans, under Scott Walker, were using public policy to essentially dismantle public sector unions in Wisconsin. And that — however you feel about union rights in the country — it had one very practical, partisan effect, which is that the unions had been big supporters of Democratic candidates and Democratic causes and had had a lot to do with the Democratic ground game.