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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

 3:57 PM 

Dems file complaint over Romney's Waukesha event

The state Dem Party filed a complaint today with the Government Accountability Board against Mitt Romney and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, alleging that they illegally provided sandwiches from a Waukesha Counsins Subs in exchange for votes.

The party included video of Romney and Ryan Ryan handing out sandwiches in its complaint. The video also showed Romney speaking at the event, thanking supporters for voting and saying, "If you want another sandwich there are more back there."

DPW Research Director Melissa Baldauff wrote in the complaint that a "reasonable person" would interpret that the sandwiches had been offered by the campaign to individuals who were going to vote or had already voted in the GOP primary -- in violation of state law prohibiting giving things of value in exchange for voting.

State GOP spokesman Ben Sparks responded that "it looks like the Democratic Party of Wisconsin has met its frivolous lawsuit quota for the week."

-- By Andy Szal


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