Friday, March 31, 2006

South Milwaukee Mayoral Mishap Draws Attention to Race

Just days before spring election voters will cast their ballots in the South Milwaukee mayoral race, candidate Jim Logic has admitted to being a legal resident of California when he voted in Wisconsin elections in 2000 and 2001.

Logic's admission came after attorney Michael Maistelman filed a complaint with the offices of AG Peg Lautenschlager, U.S. Attorney Steve Biskupic and the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of California.

Maistelman was hired to craft and deliver the complaint by former mayoral candidate Thomas Zingale. In a statement, Maistelman said Logic "may have committed federal perjury by lying in his federal bankruptcy petition, and he may have committed voter fraud in Wisconsin by illegally voting when he was not a resident of this state."

See the original release and complaint

See Maistelman's follow-up release

In a story today, Logic called the mishap "a mistake," and his attorney Tom Simon wrote off Maistelman's complaint as a last-minute political attack. Logic will face Common Council President Thomas Zepeckiin in Tuesday's election.

See the story

A spokesman for the Attorney General's office said the matter is currently under review, but hinted at the potential for charges, saying that Logic's statements about his voting record in the newspaper, "seem irreconcilable."

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