Wisconsin State Senator: investigations and prosecutions needed for voter suppression

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By Jordan Michael Smith

 

Investigations and criminal prosecutions are needed for election fraud in Tuesday night’s gubernatorial election, Wisconsin State Senator Lena Taylor said. Taylor wrote to the state’s Government Accountability Board, arguing that “It is imperative that your agency uphold the law and criminally prosecute any person that is engaged in voter suppression and disenfranchisement tactics.” Robocalls have been made to citizens in Wisconsin misleadingly telling them that they needn’t vote if they already signed the petition to recall Governor Scott Walker. “It is my understanding that a reporter did call and find out that that call did come from the Republican Party,” Taylor said, speaking on The Ed Show. “I’m looking forward to the GAB doing an investigation, and I think the Attorney General also should have done and should be doing an investigation of anyone who is attempting to intimidate or to give misinformation to voters in order to suppress votes.”

Taylor said that the robocalls were an obvious attempt to reverse the momentum that the pro-recall side has made. “They know that the momentum is with [Milwaukee Democratic Mayor]Tom Barrett and they’re determined to cheat and do whatever they can,” she said. “I will characterize this robo-call, frankly, as a disgusting tactic. A fear tactic.”

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Wisconsin State Senator: investigations and prosecutions needed for voter suppression

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