Newsweek Chides Gableman Distortions


The distortions of Mike Gableman’s campaign have caught the attention of Newsweek and not in a good way for Burnett County’s oft-overturned jurist.

The article focuses on part, the patently untrue allegation made by Gableman about the case of Richard Brown. Gableman has repeatedly claimed Brown, a registered sex offender, was let out on the streets. This is a lie.

In fact, OWN felt so strongly, that we filed a request for investigation with the Wisconsin Judicial Commission — the group which investigated Annette Ziegler’s conflicts of interest. The basis is the prohibition in the code from judges or judicial candidate makes false statements about an opponent.

We have not received any communication back from the Commission, but we hope they will act in order to prevent similar violations from the Judicial Code from happening.

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Scot Ross served as Executive Director of One Wisconsin Now & the Institute from 2007 to 2019.