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1644, 18 Feb 20

MyVote Wisconsin Voting Site is Down

Goodness… could the WEC be any more dysfunctional? This is a basic service.

An online system that allows voters to look up their polling location experienced problems Tuesday as spring primary voters went to the polls.

The problem with MyVote Wisconsin stemmed from a server that crashed and had to be taken offline, Wisconsin Elections Commission spokesman Reid Magney said. The site was crashing for some visitors, while others experienced long delays as it retrieved information.

As of late Tuesday afternoon, the Elections Commission was in the process of configuring a replacement server.

The Elections Commission does have a backup polling location service,, for voters and clerks to access while they fix the problem.

“If you need to look up your polling place, continue to use the backup site,” Magney said. “If you need to find out if you’re registered to vote, go to MyVote.”


1644, 18 February 2020


  1. Kevin Scheunemann


    No Democrats should ever be involved in counting votes.

  2. jjf

    You are assuming too much and assigning blame too quickly.  Who maintains the server?  DOA?  A private firm?  Someone in-between?  There’s nothing in the story about that except a spokesman who is doing his job.

  3. Kevin Scheunemann


    Democrats on WEC have been defying court orders on election policy for months now.
    With barely a critical peep from you. . Instead of breaking the law, maybe they should be focusing on their job.

    If this involved Trump you would already be calling for articles of impeachment. The lunatics at The View and PMSNBC would be calling for life imprisonment.

    I do enjoy how understanding you are when it comes to Democrat election competence with Iowa fresh in your memory. Or is that the liberal goal… destroy confidence in elections…so you can scream “illegitimate” when Trump wins?

  4. Jason

    Jjflaccid got his Fudd nickname from discussions about the WEC being found in contempt. He ran around waving his arms yelling voter suppression, equating it to Literacy tests, and rampant racism. He did it stupidly, I dont have to add.

  5. jjf

    Kevin, if you asked me to make perfect Dilly Bars, and if I told you I had a “reliable” process that screwed up 5 to 10 percent of them, would you say I had developed a “reliable” process?

  6. Jason

    E Fudd, if a sitting judge ordered you that you were violating State Law and held you in contempt, would you still try to argue semantics with people online?

  7. Kevin Scheunemann


    I would not trust you to the process at all because your world view is so without common sense.

    There needs to be some common ground:  Capitalism is a good thing.  You want a job.   We agree on your job description and pay.   You agree to the standards.   You agree America is great and the best country on face of planet. We agree on basic good and evil and mutually act with integrity on that.

    I don’t think you can manage to get on board with those basic things.  Without them, we are not even close to forming a productive relationship.

  8. jjf

    And I’m the one who gets accused of distraction.

  9. Kevin Scheunemann


    You brought up dilly bars and acted like all the things I mentioned are a “given”, when they are not, thanks to godless liberal ideology. I cannot trust you to even begin the process if we cannot agree on basic civil society foundations.

    This is why this election stuff is such a mess. Radical liberals detest the country and rule of law.

  10. jjf

    What does “reliable” mean to you when it comes to striking names from the voter rolls?  That’s the heart of these cases.

  11. Kevin Scheunemann


    In WI, no big deal because it is so easy to register.

  12. jjf

    Here’s a story.

    Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, said often the biggest barrier to voting is registering to vote.

    Franklin said there are two factors that most likely keep someone from registering to vote: lack of interest and structural barriers such as having the proper documentation, transportation to the polls or the time and effort needed to get registered.

    “With enough motivation they can overcome those barriers, but they have to be motivated to and have the time and the wherewithal to do it,” Franklin said. “Surely the more common aspect though is the bigger bunch of people who are just not that interested and involved in politics.”

    Franklin said young people or those who lack an education beyond high school are less likely to vote.


  13. Owen

    News: “some guy had an opinion that I agree with.”

  14. jjf

    That’s pretty much this blog, isn’t it, Owen?

    Charles is a wise seer when his polls show something you like, right?

  15. Kevin Scheunemann


    The unmotivated should not vote. Shows a lack of caring about society in general and an awful selfishness.

  16. jjf

    That’s it, Kevin.  Keep raising the bar, introducing more obstacles to voting, shut down those DMVs, restrict their hours…  and when people can’t jump high enough, tell ’em they’re unmotivated.

  17. Merlin

    Motivation is what finds the time and the wherewithal to accomplish anything. If you don’t have enough motivation to make a trip to the restroom, you shit your pants.  If you’re fine with that so be it. Don’t blame the cold floor, the distance to the bathroom, or the quality of the toilet paper as the reason why you messed yourself.

    Voting is no different. People who want to vote will vote. Those who don’t vote aren’t likely to ever list their own apathy as the reason. It’s generally easier to blame something else. The more nebulous the something the easier it is.

  18. jjf

    Let me wave my magic wand, Merlin.  You made the mistake of re-registering your work truck under your name at your business address.  WEC’s ERIC database thinks you moved.  You try to vote, they tell you you’re not registered, they tell you that you can vote provisionally but you’ll need to return with additional documentation.  Are you motivated to do so?

    For extra credit, can anyone tell me how the ERIC database decides that “you” are “you”?

  19. Kevin Scheunemann


    I just give my drivers license and re-register. You need it for photo ID anyway.

    Problem solved.

    You are just upset Democrat activists can’t ship busloads of liberals in from out of state and vote with no photo ID and no proof of residency.

    Not crying over that liberal fraud being eliminated.

  20. jjf

    Here’s form EL-131, it’ll just take a few minutes for you to fill out, then wait over there until your name is called.

  21. Merlin

    Your mistake scenario is one of personal responsibility. If you make a mistake with cascading ramifications, then you are responsible for correcting not just the original mistake, but rectifying the cascading ramifications as well. It is neither practical or possible to idiot-proof the world around us enough to always save us from ourselves. Believing otherwise will leave you perpetually disappointed.

  22. jjf

    Was it wrong to register a vehicle at a new address, and what does that have to do with your right to vote?

  23. Mar

    jjf, the fork you provided takes about 2 minutes to fill out. For those who are not as smart, maybe a little longer and they can get help.
    So, how long are the waiting times in Wisconsin? Maybe times have changed since I moved from Wisconsin, but there was always a desk for new voters and the wait wasn’t that long.
    And if you are using 2 addresses, that can be a red flag as to where you primary residence is, especially if it is out of county where you might be dodging local sales taxes.

  24. Mar


  25. Le Roi du Nord

    And yet another example of intolerance, and a desire for a “test” to vote.

    “The unmotivated should not vote”

  26. jjf

    Here’s a crazy idea.  Make it easier for people to vote.  Get more people involved in democracy.  Then more people will be motivated and interested and engaged, and fewer apathetic.

  27. Kevin Scheunemann



    1.) Prove who you are.
    2.) Prove your residence.

    That is minimum standard to make sure only qualified electors of that ward vote.

    Why are minimum standards to insure a fair election being tossed around as “intolerance”?

    If i tell you that you need minimum eyesight to get a drivers license…is that also “intolerance”?

    You cheapen and destroy the meaning of the word in your partisan hackery.

    Awful. Just awful.

  28. Le Roi du Nord


    I know who I am and where I reside.  What is your point?

    You are unmotivated and unwilling to understand even the simplest science and history facts, yet you get to vote.

  29. Jason

    >yet you get to vote.


    No one has said anything about not allowing people to vote, so no one knows  what your point is.

  30. Le Roi du Nord


    Still struggling with the reading deficiency, eh?

    Per k:  “The unmotivated should not vote”

  31. Kevin Scheunemann


    “Should not” does not mean “can’t” or “prohibited”

    If one has or finds motivation to care, by all means, vote.

    I am not the one flinging the word “intolerance” around over mere disagreement. Apology would be nice for your awful assertion.

  32. MjM

    Nort stares at a mirror : “Still struggling with the reading deficiency, eh?”

    The self own here is mountainous, a regular Mt. McKinley weight of irony.

    Admit it, numbnutz. You are trying to knock Biden outta second place of Dumbest Man On The Planet, arncha. (don’t even think about it; Jiffy has a solid lock on first).

  33. Le Roi du Nord


    Once again you prove that words only mean what you feel they should mean.  Perhaps you should publish a dictionary of k-speak.


    Not at all.  The leader of the free world, the guy that claims to be a stable genius, who is too busy to golf, and thinks the British had airports during the Revolutionary War, will hold that spot forever.

  34. MjM

    Nort returns to the mirror: “Once again you prove that words only mean what you feel they should mean.”

    Just wondering…. do you ever tire of seeing that hypocrite in your looking glass?

    Ok. I admit it’s a silly question, cuz obviously not.

    Nort agrees Jiffy is #1 : “…will hold that spot forever.”

    Tut, tut, numbnutz. There you go, mocking people again. For shame, sir!

    But I’d say you certainly remain in close contention for the #2 DMOTP spot. I mean, Conner Sports, and all.

  35. Le Roi du Nord


    I didn’t say that at all, why lie about something so obvious ?

    Here is what I did type:

    “The leader of the free world, the guy that claims to be a stable genius, who is too busy to golf, and thinks the British had airports during the Revolutionary War, will hold that spot forever”

  36. Kevin Scheunemann


    Stop being intolerant.

  37. Le Roi du Nord

    I’ll admit, I don’t tolerate liars and those who practice willful ignorance and alternative facts very well. And I think that is for the better.

    You and others have been trying to wear me down, but I’m going to stand strong for truth, knowledge and acceptance of those less fortunate.

  38. Kevin Scheunemann

    So you have an objective truth? Do share.

  39. Le Roi du Nord

    Well certainly more objective than your version of “absolute truth”.

  40. Kevin Scheunemann


    I am transparent about my objective truth….how about you do the same?

  41. Le Roi du Nord

    No, k, you aren’t at all.

  42. Kevin Scheunemann


    I am very clear.

    Jesus is the Lord and Triune God of the universe and all objective truth flows from him.

    How about you give your “objective truth” clarity a try?  Up until now, I thought you rejected all objective truth, imagine my surprise when you claimed to cling to objective truth now….



  43. MjM

    Nort, confused as usual: “I didn’t say that at all, why lie about something so obvious ?”

    Your failure to read and comprehend is not my lie, numbnutz. You didn’t have say it because you had already affirmed it with other words, even as you don’t realize it.

    Nort stares at the mirror III: “ I don’t tolerate liars and those who practice willful ignorance and alternative facts very well.”

    Must be hell living with yourself.

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