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Turcheneske, John Anthony / The Ku Klux Klan in northwestern Wisconsin

Chapter 7: One man's vendetta,   pp. 120-137 PDF (5.8 MB)

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As to the printing and circulation of the ballots, it was believed that these
actions were in violation of the Corrupt Practice Act because the tickets
failed to show both the name and address of the author and publisher. Reiterating
a previous charge, 1Minier stated that " truth and in fact, the
Law Enforcement League and the Ku 
Klux Klan are identical but that the Ku Klu- Klan and its officers did not
dare to show their true colors.'15 The Law Enforcement League was supT osedly
derelict in its duty 
for its failure to file with the St. Croix< County Clerk a statement totaling
its disbursements expended during the course of the late campaign. 
Immediately following the primary, stated l.1inier, the matter of the counterfeit
ballot was brought to the attention of William R. Kirk, District Attorney
for St. Croix County. The Asseriblman claiimed that he demanded Kirk take
immediate action on the matter to determine whether the Corrupt Practices
Act had been violated. Kirk was said 
to have refused this request. It was then noted that the District Attorney's
name had appeared on the ballot.16 
Evidence of a sufficient nature, said inier, would be available to show that
GrfSEaw, was present at the meeting held in Roberts wherein the candidates
shown on the ticket 
15petition of Ethuan B. 1inier to Governor John J. Blaine, November ll, 1926,
CPI, p. 3. 

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