Why is the Wisconsin GOP so afraid of voter ID facts?

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Wisconsin State Treasurer Matt Adamczyk, a laughable figure who occupies a constitutional office that he says should be eliminated, wants to punish officials who are actually interested in doing their jobs. What are he and his cronies so afraid of? > Cap Times

State treasurer asks Legislature to penalize Dane County for funding voter ID study

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Republican State Treasurer Matt Adamczyk has called on the Legislature to penalize Dane County for funding a UW-Madison study on the effects of the state’s voter ID law. Dane County spent $55,000 on the study that concluded nearly 17,000 registered voters in Dane and Milwaukee counties may have been deterred by the controversial law. > Wisconsin State Journal

New study shows just how many Americans were blocked from voting in Wisconsin last year

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Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison estimate that between 9,000 and 23,000 registered voters in reliably Democratic Milwaukee and Dane counties were deterred from casting ballots by the state’s voter ID law. > Mother Jones

In reversal, feds say Russian hacking attempt didn’t hit Wisconsin election systems

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Doubts emerged Tuesday about the disclosure that Russian actors tried to target Wisconsin election systems in 2016, as a new message to the state from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security says they instead targeted another state agency. > Wisconsin State Journal

Former GOP lawmaker Knudson appointed to state elections commission

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Former state Rep. Dean Knudson has been appointed to the six-member state Elections Commission, a body he was instrumental in creating. While in the Assembly, he sponsored the bill that ended the nonpartisan Government Accountability Board and replaced it with two bipartisan commissions, the Elections Commission and Ethics Commission. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Confirmed: Russian parties attempted to hack Wisconsin election systems

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Federal officials say Russian hackers unsuccessfully targeted Wisconsin’s voter registration system during last year’s election.  Wisconsin was one of 21 states notified Friday of the attempted hacking, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. > WUWM

Wisconsin mulls whether to respond to Trump’s election data request

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The Wisconsin Elections Commission will discuss its response to a series of election policy questions posed by President Trump’s task force investigating voter fraud. Wisconsin elections officials have not yet answered seven questions the commission sent in June, nor have they turned over any of the requested publicly available voter data yet. > CBS Minnesota