When it comes to the vote, we’re fighting a second Civil War

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With the Wisconsin legislature featuring prominently in his examples, the Rev. Jesse Jackson writes in the Chicago Sun-Times that the basic democratic value of the right to vote is now contested, with public officials openly bragging about their schemes to suppress that right.

Kaul criticizes AG Schimel over voter ID comments, handling of rape kits

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Democratic candidate for attorney general Josh Kaul criticized Wisconsin’s top cop Wednesday, saying he had made ludicrous comments about voter ID, had failed to test rape kits and hadn’t taken action to keep the internet moving at the same speed for everyone. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Kaul calls Schimel’s voter ID remarks ‘incredible admission’

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Democratic attorney general hopeful Josh Kaul says Republican incumbent Brad Schimel’s suggestion that President Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson wouldn’t have won in Wisconsin without the state’s voter ID law is an “incredible admission” that the law was designed to help Republicans win elections. > AP News

Johnson talks voter ID law, tariffs and 2020 election

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) spoke with Janesville workers at Van Galder bus company about security, transportation and infrastructure. He also took time to discuss claims from Attorney General Brad Schimel, who last week suggested Johnson won his 2016 election because of the state’s voter ID law. > WQOW-TV Eau Claire

AG Schimel’s voter ID claim is a whopper

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Brad Schimel may be right that were it not for voter ID, Donald Trump and Ron Johnson may not have won Wisconsin in 2016.But it wasn’t because illegal votes were thwarted, but because eligible votes were tragically suppressed. > Cap Times

Walker: Campaign work helped Johnson and Trump win, not ID law

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Gov. Scott Walker isn’t agreeing with AG Brad Schimel’s suggestion that Wisconsin’s voter ID law enabled Sen. Ron Johnson to win re-election and President Trump to capture the state in 2016. Schimel asked WISN-AM listeners last week if they believed Johnson or Trump would have won in the state without the law. > AP News

Schimel: Voter ID helped Trump, Johnson win in Wisconsin

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Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel is suggesting Sen. Ron Johnson wouldn’t have won re-election and President Donald Trump wouldn’t have won Wisconsin without the state’s voter ID law. > AP News