Someone who knew Kopplin and who lived in the same municipality had to print a form from the Internet, take it to the City of Milwaukee Election Commission and testify that he knew Kopplin. Then he had to bring the form to the hospital where Kopplin filled it out and signed it in front of two witnesses. The absentee ballot had to be returned to the commission by 5 p.m. Tuesday. His neighbor couldn't make it and Kopplin's kids don't live in Milwaukee. Kopplin eventually found a friend who is a Milwaukee resident to do the grunt work.This man is a Great American indeed.
"What I had to go through to get a ballot and get it signed and get it turned in by 5, leave it to politicians to come up with this," Kopplin said.
Kopplin received a stent in his heart and is hoping to go home from the hospital on Wednesday.