Tool of the Week: Racine Clerk Tara McMenamin

Empower Wisconsin | Aug. 15, 2022

MADISON — The real “Big Lie” about the 2020 elections is that there were no problems with the 2020 elections.

That lie has been foisted on us by the people who have spent the better part of the past two years covering up or papering over multiple incidents of election law violations— mainly the Democratic Party and their complicit pals in the mainstream media.

While little election fraud has come to the point of prosecution, that doesn’t mean there weren’t any problems with the administration of the 2020 election (and subsequent elections, for that matter). There were many questionable incidents in the 2020 election, including some election law violations by the state agency charged with administering and upholding Wisconsin’s election law (Read the state audit).

And while billionaire Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg involving himself in Wisconsin’s elections apparently isn’t illegal, it sure looks bad.

Zuckerberg’s money is all over the liberal group that gave Wisconsin’s five largest and Democrat-heavy cities a combined $9 million in “safe election” grants — with lots of strings attached. As emails show, a Democratic Party operative was embedded inside the election offices in Green Bay and Milwaukee with keys to the room that held absentee ballots. He offered his services to “cure” ballots. Zuckerbuck grants also demanded these cities illegally engage in get-out-the-vote initiatives that focused almost exclusively on traditional Democrat-voting populations.

The city of Racine and its far left mayor Cory Mason led this “safe voting” scheme statewide, documents show. And Racine was rewarded handsomely for its service.

A big chunk of the $1 million or so the city received funded a mobile voting unit, or, as city officials have described it, a “voting booth on wheels.” According to documents obtained by Wisconsin Spotlight, Racine officials sought 250,000 in Zuckerbucks to purchase the food truck-looking vehicle “so the city can travel around the city to community centers and strategically chosen partner locations and enable people to vote in this accessible (ADA compliant) secure, and completely portable polling booth on wheels.”

Election officials assured grantors the mobile voting unit would be an “investment that the city will be able to use for years to come.” Indeed.

As Wisconsin Spotlight reported, election officials have parked the van in the Democrat-voting neighborhoods around the city. In so doing, the city is accused of breaking Wisconsin election law. The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty filed a complaint against the city alleging Racine’s “polling booth on wheels” violates statutes on remote voting locations and against anything that gives a partisan advantage.

Racine’s City Clerk Tara McMenamin, named in several election law complaints, insists there’s nothing to see here, that the city is in compliance with the state’s election laws.

That’s what you hear from liberal election officials over and over again. But their twisted interpretations of clearly spelled-out statutes — on absentee ballot drop boxes, ballot curing,  and their attempts to supersede legislative authority — have not survived under legal scrutiny.

Tara McMenamin is part of the the state’s election administration swamp that has put left-wing ideology above voter integrity and the rule of law. And she is Empower Wisconsin’s Tool of the Week.

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