But a story from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel which tells of a couple facing charges of voter fraud, we find the real culprits (emphasis ours):
We fully expect that Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to fully investigate and throw the book at Charlie Sykes, Jeff Wagner and Mark Belling. After all, he wouldn't want to be considered a political hack that would do something like take money in exchange for, oh, let's say, wanting to sue the federal government over health care reform, would he?
But when he did the same thing in 2008, he said, there was no indication that he and his wife had voted absentee.
Owing to the steady chatter on talk radio about voter fraud that day, he said, they assumed the worst.
"We were convinced we had been disenfranchised," he said. "There was supposed to be a check-off" for their absentee ballots.
But didn't he know they had mailed their absentee ballots about a week earlier?
"At that moment I was convinced I had not been counted, that my vote was gone."
And so when the poll worker handed them each regular ballots, they cast them.