The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office recently subpoenaed the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) headquarters for the employment documents of a senior organizer under investigation for voter fraud in Wisconsin, according to records obtained by a conservative watchdog group.
The Wisconsin-based Media Trackers reported Monday that the Milwaukee D.A. had subpoenaed the SEIU headquarters in Washington, D.C. for the employment records of Clarence S. Haynes, a senior organizer for the national public-sector union.
Haynes, along with two other SEIU organizers, registered to vote for the Badger State’s April 5, 2011, election using an out-of-state ID and claiming a Marriott hotel in Glendale, Wisconsin, as his residence, Media Trackers reported in October 2011.
In response to the report, the Milwaukee District Attorney’s office began investigating Haynes and his associates.
Assistant District Attorney Bruce Landgraf wrote in the April 17 affidavit requesting the subpoena that he had “probable cause to believe that Mr. Haynes voted without the proper qualifications as an elector when he cast a ballot on April 5, 2011.”
“Moreover, based upon the statements of Austin Thompson and Todd Stoner as well as the hotel records of the Marriott Inn, I submit that there is reason to believe that Mr. Haynes had no intent to remain a resident of the State of Wisconsin at that time he made such a representation to Glendale election officials,” Landgraf continued.
SEIU documents obtained by Media Trackers show the union spent $146,000 on the hotel, and Landgraf’s affidavit reports as many as 50 SEIU employees lived in the hotel in late 2010 and early 2011.
Media Trackers communications director Brian Sikma said the incident was part of the SEIU’s history of foibles and follies.
“The SEIU has a history of questionable tactics, and some of its top leaders have worked for and on behalf of extremely liberal candidates, including President Obama,” Sikma said in a statement. “What remains to be seen is whether or not this union will take internal action to prevent its employees from committing voter fraud, or whether it will simply look the other way and refuse to halt its questionable and suspect tactics.”
The SEIU did not return requests for comment.