UPDATED: CALLER DID NOT PROVIDE PHONE NUMBER – Chris Plante Show caller says unions busing in workers to vote against Scott Walker


This doesn’t make the call fraudulent, but it does make it unverifiable and therefore moot. Chris Plante reported in the following segment that caller ‘Mike’ did not stay on the line during the break for Plante to get his phone number.

Listen below:

So my take is that this should be taken with a grain of salt at this point.


This is un-freaking-believable. A caller riding on a bus called into the Chris Plante Show and says that he is part of a convoy of four buses headed from Detroit to Wisconsin to vote against Scott Walker. Actually, he’s a Republican and wants to vote for Scott Walker, but he says virtually everyone else in the convoy is going to vote against Walker. He didn’t know exactly which auto-union it was that coordinated this because he says they are trying to keep a low profile, but his uncle works for an auto plant and that’s how he found out about it.

Listen below:

Click over to Fox Nation if you’d rather read the transcript.

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  • This kinda sh1t oughta be a hanging offense.

    • G_unitttt

      and hang’em high

  • badbadlibs

    This is why I have a pit in my stomach. The left are evil to the core and there’s nothing to stop them anymore.

  • Does not compute! A Republican admitting voter fraud…..why not ring the alarm at the polling place and tell them what is going on, and point out the other people on the bus.

    • I think fear of being harassed was his main motivation in not getting video. My guess is if he did what you suggest he’d definitely out himself.

      • He sounds like a bad liar on the phone. If you’re that committed to go to another State to illegally vote to curb the impact of Dem voter fraud, then he should not have an issue with a little video and submitting to a media outlet like Breitbart or Project Veritas. He’s either lying, or he’s brain dead and sack”less”.

    • Joe

      I am sure they are going to a “friendly” polling place

    • SaraPFan

      What do you think the DOJ will do to the organizers on the bus full of auto union workers?

      • badbadlibs

        Give them medals.

  • Stehekin912

    Out of state people are voting in the Wisconsin election?

  • When he gets to the voting place… Raise Hell! Call the local media and have them there waiting for this! If this call is true, something has to be done.

  • Amy

    So… the DOJ will for sure investigate this, yes? /snark off

    • Stehekin912

      I just read that a GOP poll watcher was ejected from a precinct after objecting to being asked to move far away from her station…I wonder if it is connected to this…This is scary

      • Amy

        Yeah, that’s the BS of this all. The places that need the poll watchers because of the high potential for fraud are the ones that are going to play dirty. It would be nice if we had a DOJ that was actually on the side of justice.

  • steprock

    Union thuggery + No voter ID law = Dems get what they want by hook or by crook

  • Nukeman60

    I don’t buy this conversation.

    The guy is not whispering, I hear no background talking (like you would hear on a rowdy bus trip across state lines), he conveniently called when the radio station was talking about this topic, and if he uses the camera to show he broke the law then he would go to jail.

    I’m not saying voter fraud doesn’t occur, ’cause it does a lot. But this one sounds a little bogus to me. I’m curious how it will go down when 4 busses from Michigan, with Michigan plates, show up at the polling station.


    • Stehekin912

      I hope you are right.

      • Nukeman60

        Plus, they still check names at the polling station. They may not ask for IDs, but they don’t give out ballots like candy at Halloween. I’m sure the bus driver isn’t going to say, “I need 30 ballots, please. Hold the mayo.”

        We’ll see how this comes out.

  • FutureOnePercent

    He should update Chris Plante on his location and have the authorities waiting for them when the bus parks.

    • I wonder how quickly something like that could happen. If he gets his cell phone number, then the phone company can track his location and send out whatever law enforcement agency necessary to handle this since they are admitting that they are on their way to commit a [possibly] Federal crime. DOJ is on it, I’m sure.

      • FutureOnePercent

        Why would he need a cell phone company to track down a location? If this guy is for real, just send back a text when they get off the freeway of where they are at?

        The more I think about the validity of his story the more skeptical I am though…

        • Me too… It’s not passing the smell test is it.

          • FutureOnePercent

            If he was serious about it, he wouldn’t be casting a vote for Walker, he would just call the cops and stop all the rest of them from voting…

            Let’s play a little math game

            Assume theres 40 people on each bus… and there are 4 buses.


            If he goes along with his plan there will be 1 vote for Walker and 159 votes for Barrett.

            Net Result: 1-159= -158. So Walker is now down 158 votes

            If he calls the cops and stops them that’s no votes for Walker or Barrett, which in this case would be the equivalent of casting 158 votes for Walker.


            He’s either lying, or really not thinking this strategy through.

            • If he reports it he would not get all the free stuff promised… this is exactly how voting works in other countries.

      • keninil

        The DOJ is probably paying for the buses.

  • Joe

    Another reason to have VOTER PHOTO ID

    (The caller does sound a bit suspicious)

  • A Person

    I very much doubt the credibility of this story, especially given that the source is an unverified caller on a conservative talk radio show. Despite what people think, voter fraud is incredibly rare, this is an effort to plant the seeds of doubt as to Barrett’s legitimacy if he somehow manages to pull off a win

    • Disagree- The seeds against the credibility of a Walker victory have been planted for weeks by claiming that Walker is being paid for by out of Staters. This, if phony, is to play another “Republicans stole the election WHARRGARBL!!” game for this next election, which may force Obama’s DOJ to move into battleground polling areas for the 2012 election to “prevent” fraud.

      • Amy

        I don’t think we’re going to have to wait for November for them to whine. I’m preparing myself for a recount on this one. Unless it’s a landslide (doubtful) they will scream for a recount. It’s rumored that Barrett has hired the same attorney who handled the recount for Al Franken.

        • Nukeman60

          Will he bring his own supply of ballots, much like he did in Minnesota?

      • A Person

        That isn’t a voter fraud issue though, I’m talking about legal legitimacy. Walker is legally allowed to raise money out of state, so that wouldn’t make his victory illegitimate. However, there are reports of people going door to door and telling voters that they don’t have to vote if they signed the recall petition, can’t vote unless they voted in 2010, and there are apparently mailers and robocalls going out telling people the election is on Wednesday, though I seriously doubt those are connected to the Walker campaign. They are probably unaffiliated, conservative third party groups doing voter suppression since high turnout *generally* favors Democrats

        (For the record, I’m a Barrett supporter, but I’m trying to look at things as independently of ideology as I can)

        • Nukeman60

          If you want to investigate voter fraud, the most logical place to look is the over 200,000 absentee ballots that have been cast already. Massive amounts of ballots there.

          For the record, I’m a Barrett supporter” – a

          Not to disappoint you, but we figured that out already. Who should be more believed, the person that says, ‘Hey, there’s something dastardly going on here’ or the person that says, ‘Nothing to see here, move along’? You start out by saying voter fraud is extremely rare, then end by describing various ways that it is occurring.

          • A Person

            Voter suppression is not the same as voter fraud. Voter fraud is the act of actually casting a ballot illegally, which almost never happens in contemporary American politics (see my citation above)

            • Nukeman60

              Ah, I see why voter fraud is so very rare in your eyes then. It’s all in how you describe it. Do you, much like Bill Clinton, have a special definition for the word ‘is’?

              Edit: btw, the Brennan Center for Justice is run by a Bill Clinton flunky, too. Why do I think that they are just a tad bit short of unbiased?

              • A Person

                It’s an important distinction. Things like ACORN workers illegally registering voters have no impact on elections, since “Mickey Mouse” and “Donald Duck” aren’t going to show up to vote anyway. The organizers do it because they have to meet quotas for the organization, but it doesn’t affect the integrity of the elections. Voter suppression is more problematic, but all voter suppression efforts I have seen confirmed (and I’ve checked conservative, liberal and unaffiliated media for it, part of the reason I’m on this site in the first place) has been directly aimed at suppressing the votes of Democrats or has been used in primarily Democratic areas. Which makes sense given that high turnout (except in the Milwaukee suburbs) favors Democrats (this is just a basic political science principle). If there were suppression efforts underway in the Milwaukee suburbs, then that would be concerning for Republicans, but there don’t seem to be any that I can tell

                With regards to the Brennan Center for Justice, the organization supports voting rights, as well as redistricting reform and campaign finance reform. The director is aligned with those goals, that doesn’t make him a shill for a particular party though. They helped write the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, which as the name implies, had bipartisan support. I doubt this will convince you, but the Brennan Center actually does very good work, and not being tied to a particular party is central to their success, since they can advocate for those particular issues without being shot down by the Democrats or Republicans for being off message or not a part of their platform

    • LdyDesign

      Have you actually looked up the statistics on voter fraud? In 2010 there were over 10,000 fraudulant voter registrations in Houston, Texas alone. What about the thousands of illegal immigrants and voters registered in multiple states that Florida just found on thier roles. As long as voter ID requirements are kept from elections there will be voter fraud! Are all Liberals required to wear rose colored glasses?

      • A Person

        You may want to check that again. The Brennan Center for Justice (non-partisan organization) does extensive research on these things, they found the rate of voter fraud was somewhere between .0002% and .0004% (which corresponds to about 6 cases out of almost 500,000 cast, as shown in Missouri in the 2000 election). In all the case studies they did, they did not find a single case of voter fraud that would have been solved by voter ID requirements like the ones being pushed all across the country, however these requirements disenfranchise a significant number of eligible voters, and those disenfranchised are disproportionately Democratic voters based on demographics. Voter ID is a baldly political push and has no actual impact on voter fraud.

        Citation: http://brennan.3cdn.net/e20e4210db075b482b_wcm6ib0hl.pdf (long, but worth a read)

        • wodiej

          how does showing an ID disenfranchise anyone? About the same percentage as voter fraud I imagine. 99.9% of people have ID’s. If they don’t want to show it to vote it must be because they aren’t who they say they are.

          • A Person

            Up to 10% of people don’t have a government issued identification, many of them poor or minorities. Women also have difficulties because if they change their name after getting married, they don’t always have a photo ID with their new name on it. These are all groups that break mostly for Democrats

            • wodiej

              In Indiana a person needs a picture ID to vote. They will even give a person one for free and help them get to the BMV. If a person is too damn lazy to even do that, they don’t need to vote. Same w married women. No excuse for it. The fact that most of those people vote Democrat says alot about how they vote doesn’t it? Case closed.

            • LdyDesign

              Your aguments are complete B.S. A woman without ID because she got married? Sorry, here in Texas the only people you may “disenfranchise” are the millions of illegal aliens. You picked the wrong site to pedal your propaganda.

            • badbadlibs

              You have those dem talking points down pat. You’re a liar, it’s not hard to get ID, my mother who never drove a day in her life as well as my mil both had/have government ID.
              You have to have government ID to get on an airplane, I suppose those people break mostly for republicans.
              Go back under your liberal rock now, we’re sick of you createns.

        • LdyDesign

          How would you know if the right person voted if you don’t require ID? What alternate reality do you live in?

  • njpat33

    I agree with some of you other folks that this sounds stupid. This guy is suggesting that he joined a group of leftist democrats as a republican to go to Wisconsin from Michigan so that he can commit voter fraud. Hmmm. I’m thinking he IS a leftist democrat who is trying to build his own little narrative about how leftist thuggery is equitable to conservative tactics. Not really buying this. I do believe that the left will be up to something tonight, but I’m not sure this is it.

  • Philo Beddoe

    Don’t worry, the DOJ is monitoring the election for fraud

    • Thanks, that makes me feel soooo much better.

    • toongoon

      Yep, he’ll be watching those Republicans.

    • keninil

      Making sure all the dead folks vote in the correct precinct.

    • tularockstar

      How do we know that it wasn’t the DOJ, who rented the buses and paid the union fraud voters?

  • patnatasha

    democracy at work.

  • Sober_Thinking

    Aholes. They can’t win because they’re wrong, so they have to cheat.

    And Holder wants to stop states like Florida, S.C., etc. from cleaning up the fraudulent voting systems in their states… in fact, they gagged Wisconsin on this before the Walker election, just for this to happen. Find these frauds, arrest them, fine them heavily, and if a union is part of this, fine the snot out of them too. Jail time would be awesome.

    I don’t abide by liars and cheaters or unrepentant criminals.

  • The DOJ is monitoring all this. They are making sure they all vote representing the correct dead person.

  • wodiej

    Why am I not surprised? It doesn’t matter if this particular incident is live or memorex. Dem’s passed around recall petitions allowing people to sign several times and it was considered legal because the Wisconsin powers that be said they had no idea if they were signing a legitimate petition. Then when the Tea Party amassed thousands of volunteers to go through the petitions, a Judge said they couldn’t give them time to verify. Union people were getting fake Dr’s notes to miss work and squat at the state capitol to protest. Now you tell me that the democrats aren’t going to use illegal means to win this…

  • SaraPFan

    I’m sure the DOJ will stop them. Don’t worry. /sarc

  • Just shows you what lengths these people will go to for a bogus “victory.” I wonder how many dead people will be voting for the Democrats today, too.

  • CalCoolidge

    This is why they oppose voter ID laws.

  • DebbyX

    Did anyone intercept the bus? This is very disturbing.

  • celestiallady

    I don’t blame him for not leaving his phone number. If it is legit he could be in danger. Maybe he is already if someone overheard him.

  • The left came out with an unverifiable claim that the Walker campaign made robocalls telling people they didn’t have to vote if they signed a petition (truly, you’d have to be an idiot to believe that, anyway…). Seems there’s a lot of shit being thrown in this shit storm that was started up by liberal union socialists who went out of their minds when Walker did the right thing. It will be heartwarming watching MSNBC tonight and seeing Ed Schultz and the gang going crazy in anger on set.

    • yep, those leftist “know-all pundits”……let me sum them up as softly as I can:
      FU*K ‘EM DEEPLY!!! F*CK ‘EM!!!

  • 12grace

    If Scott Walker doesn’t win then we the people must demand a new election.

  • NJK

    The DOJ is there to stuff the ballot boxes.

  • 911Infidel

    Mike has called in many times. He seems credible. And this is exactly the thing that Socialist unions do. They lie, and they cheat. Oh and Chris Plante is the best kept secret in conservative talk radio. 105.9 rocks the house.

  • hbnolikeee

    everybody needs to get out their video phones and upload and the illegal doings. this is the first step in stopping it.

  • lambfound

    He probably wanted to live.

  • Calling BS on this one.

    There was no background noise and it did not sound to me like he was whispering as he claimed. Sorry but phones do pick up background noise on a buss and people talk on buses.

  • Detroit to Wisconsin is a 7-hour drive, and you have to go through Chicago. This makes no sense.

  • I really don’t doubt this at all. I heard there was a “119%” turnout.

    You figure it out.

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  • Trust1TG

    Wonder if Obama’s union thugs and OWS goof-offs are still planning their Summer games?

  • Rocco11

    This is the way the Left does business.

  • Rocco11

    This is the way the Left does business.

  • Actually heard the call. Not sure if it was a prank but I can believe it.

  • tvlgds

    I got this comment from a friend of mine yesterday morning and was actually surprised and VERY pleased that Walker won.

    “May be a fustercluck! No ID required, same day registration = thousands of students registering and voting, reports of bus loads of union members coming in from surrounding states to vote, some precincts already reporting 119% turnout, GOP poll watchers being evicted. I may have to downgrade my prediction.”

  • so, the HONEST lead by Walker would be closer to 40%, if not more……
    People has spoken, thugs were marginalized……

  • grain of salt? he simply didn’t want his identity to be known for fear of repercussions from union thugs. wise up. you do realize that for instance teachers, in private, bash their teacher’s union, but in public, must toe the line for fear of union reps threatening them etc. I listened to that guy on the bus call, a few times, and it sounded very very real to me, not scripted, no errors or comments that would make you think the guy was lying and making it up. He had a lot of detail about the buses, people on the bus, his reasons for being on the bus and so on. the sad thing is that if he had a bit more courage, he could have had Plante show up with a news crew when the buses arrived in Wisconsin. If you don’t think unions and other groups (left and right) bus people in to vote from other counties/states, you are very naive and I have some facebook IPO stock to sell you at $38/share.