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National

Exclusive: Investigation “Will Likely Find” USPS Activity Violated Hatch Act

Media Trackers has learned that the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs will hold a hearing Wednesday on leaves granted to postal workers to engage in campaign activity during the 2016 election. A letter to a witness from committee chairman, Senator Ron Johnson (R)-Wisconsin, and ranking Member Claire McCaskill, (D)-Missouri, obtained by Media […]

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National

Probe Into Postal Service Includes Possible Hatch Act Violations

An audit concludes that U.S. Postal Service policy was circumvented when Postal Service employees around the country, including Wisconsin, were granted leave without pay (LWOP) to engage in union campaign activities for Democrats in Fall, 2016. Media Trackers exclusively reported about the existence of the investigation in December. In late November 2016, Senator Ron Johnson […]

Campaigns
Florida

FDLE Investigation: Palm Beach Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher Manipulated Residency Documents

Palm Beach Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher (D) manipulated residency documents in an attempt to maintain her Florida House of Representatives seat when she represented House District 88, a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) investigation determined. The FDLE investigation, conducted in 2008, presents yet another scandal in a growing list of Florida Democratic legislators […]

Organizations
Wisconsin

$146,000 Spent By SEIU At Hotel Used By Organizers Under Investigation

By Collin Roth Media Trackers can exclusively report that the Service Employee International Union spent $146,924 on lodging in 2011 at a suburban Milwaukee hotel used by out-of-state SEIU organizers who voted, resulting in an investigation by the Milwaukee County District Attorney. In October 2011, Media Trackers uncovered three out-of-state SEIU organizers who voted in […]