We’ve Entered The Silly Season

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A group styling itself the “Wisconsin Poll Watcher Militia” makes crazy claims on Facebook about sending armed members to polling places to intimidate Democratic voters. Local media pick up on it, election officials begin to look into it, rival Facebook pages pop up to “watch the watchers.” But then the “group” says it was just trolling all along. Caitlin MacNeal reports on the wackiness in Wisconsin.

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David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.
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