Audio evidence of a voter suppression plot amongst Tea Partiers, Republicans, and Americans for Prosperity over in Madison, Wisconsin has now been uncovered.
Could it happen here?
In fact, this is reminicent of what did happen in our state during the last election cycle, when Jake Eaton, Montana GOP ED, was lambasted by U.S. District Court Judge Donald Molloy, who issued a scathing order chastising the Montana Republican Party for challenging the registrations of thousands of Montana voters.
For some unknown reason, Democrats did not pursue the lawsuit against Eaton, perhaps thinking he wouldn’t be returning after such a scandal. But, no, that was wrong. As Jay wrote over at Left in the West last cycle, Jake Eaton came back:
[Eaton] “chose” to go to Madison, WI, to “pursue other interests.” Who knew, besides denying Montanans the right to vote, Eaton was interested in denying them health care, too!
Seriously, isn’t Eaton guilty of violating several Montana statutes? Can we arrest him now he’s back in the state? And isn’t hiring him to run this effort a tacit acknowledgment that this is dirty politics?
Yes, Eaton returned to Montana in 2009, where he was paid by Americans for Prosperity to fire up Tea Partiers to oppose the public option. Now, Eaton is still in Montana, and is involved in conservative electoral politics again, this time as a “consultant” with former Rehberg State Director Dustin Frost, with whom he has previously worked on Rehberg’s electoral projects.