Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen filed a legal brief with Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi on Wednesday. In it he asked the judge not to dismiss his partisan case against the Government Accountability Board (GAB).
As we have already learned, Van Hollen’s office first communicated with Republican Party officials about the matter before the suit was filed. We also know that J.B. Van Hollen is a co-chair of the McCain presidential campaign. His frivolous lawsuit could very directly benefit John McCain’s campaign in Wisconsin by disenfranchising specific groups of legitimate voters. Some have estimated that hundreds of thousands of voters could face problems at the polls if Van Hollen’s suit is successful.
In announcing the filing of his latest legal brief, Van Hollen claims that the GAB, an entity made up of six former judges, simply doesn’t understand his lawsuit. Are we really supposed to dismiss the concerns of such a distinquished panel of proven legal minds because J.B. says so? Not likely. Nobody likes a know-it-all, especially one that is threatening our most basic right as citizens.