Coverage of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

Jeffrey Karnitz charged for defacing recall petitions

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

WEST BEND — Jeffrey Karnitz was charged with election fraud Thursday morning in connection with the defacing petitions incident in West Bend.

According to Washington County recall organizer Waring Fincke, when recall volunteers were gathering signatures last weekend, Karnitz crossed the line by crossing out names on the petition. Fincke said Karnitz drove up and was given two clipboards – one for Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, and one for Gov. Scott Walker, and instead of signing the petitions, he scribbled across names that were already there. A petitioner gathering signatures recorded his license plate number, and turned it into police.

Karnitz is due in court on Friday, January 6th. If convicted, Karnitz could face up to three-and-a-half years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,321 other followers