WI Dems Call AG’s Poll Watchers Intimidation

Last week, a Wisconsin county court threw out their attorney general’s suit against the Government Accountability Board, seeking confirmation on thousands of voter registrations.

But AG J.B. Van Hollen is not going gently into this election night.

Van Hollen announced yesterday that he would be staffing Wisconsin’s polls with more than 50 state attorneys and agents to guard against election fraud. He has also “formed a task force with Milwaukee prosecutors to tackle voter fraud cases.”

Citing concern over voter fraud, the GOP often sends poll watchers to challenge voters and “gum up the works” at polling places.

Today, Wisconsin Democrats responded to Van Hollen in a statement today, calling him “so desperate to influence the election that he has resorted to sending state prosecutors to intimidate voters at the polls.”

Joe Wineke, chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, deemed Van Hollen’s past actions “hyper-partisan” and charged the AG was pulling ” agents away from their real jobs to investigate fabricated stories about widespread voter fraud.”

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