Take the recent recall election petition drives in Wisconsin for instance:
Wisconsin Democrats, who are seeking to win a majority in the state Senate through recalls against six incumbent Republicans, have filed a challenge to Republican efforts to recall three Dems, alleging that vast levels of fraud will disqualify the Republican recall efforts against Democrats.How clumsy and inept were the Republicans' fraud? Well, let's put it this way: they used the name of a judge who has been dead for twenty years. This man's two sons are, respectively, a judge and a Democratic member of the state legislature.
The Dems had previously announced that they would file such a challenge, citing stories of voters being misled into signing petitions. The Dems also alleged that Republican signature-gatherers were brought in from out of state and paid on a per-signature basis.
The Dems rolled rolled out their official complaint on Thursday, after making phone calls to almost 1,800 petition-signers, and acquiring affidavits from signers who say they were falsely told that the petitions were for other things -- such as supporting a local park, recalling a Republican state senator in a different district, or recalling Gov. Scott Walker.
Read more at TPM and read the Democratic Party's release about their complaint here.