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God Bless Milwaukee


A Milwaukee political candidate wants to use an expletive on the ballot.

State Assembly candidate Ieshuh Griffin is running as an independent candidate.  Independent candidates can place a statement on the ballot under their name and Griffin wants hers to say "not the white man's bitch".

Griffin said it sums up her political philosophy and is a term her constituents identify with. "Freedom of speech also includes the freedom to dissent and the freedom to express the truth," Griffin told WKOW in Madison.

The Government Accountability Board in Madison voted 3-2 in Griffin's favor, but she needed four votes to keep her statement on the ballot.

Kevin Kennedy, a member of the government accountability board voted against the expletive on the ballot. "This is a public document that gets put out to the voters. And our initial reaction was that this wasn't the type of statement contemplated by the Legislature," Kennedy said.

Griffin said she plans to sue in federal court and wants the election delayed until a decision is made.

www.wisn.com/news/24351109/detail.html
Tags: elections, wisconsin
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