No proof of voter fraud, GOP lawmakers admit

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The author of a temporarily derailed law requiring voter identification at the polls has admitted he doesn’t not have proof of voter fraud in Wisconsin. Responding to an open records request from a civil rights group for evidence of voter fraud to support his legislation, State Senator Joe Leibham admitted he has ‘no proof.’

The request for evidence of voter fraud was made by One Wisconsin Now.

One Wisconsin Now executive director Scot Ross commented:

“Yet another top lawmaker, this time the lead senator author of the unconstitutional voter ID law, has been forced to admit that their efforts to make it harder for legal Wisconsin voters to exercise their right to the franchise are based on nothing but unsupported accusation and misinformation.”

According to One Wisconsin, legislative Joint Finance Committee co chair State “Senator Alberta Darling and Assistant Senate Republican leader Glen Grothman also admitted, when challenged, they also lacked any proof to back up public allegations they made about voting impropriety.

One Wisconsin has also written Assembly Speaker and advocate of eliminating same day voter registration, State Rep. Robin Vos, requesting he provide proof to back up his recent public statements alleging voting impropriety. Vos continues to refuse to respond.

In a letter responding to Sen. Leibham’s admission that his office lacks any documentation of voter impropriety in Wisconsin, Ross wrote, “It is appalling that the author of legislation that could deny an estimated 300,000 legal voters access to the franchise, ostensibly to prevent voting impropriety, would as you have admitted not have a single document in their office to justify a heavy handed, and unconstitutional, voter identification. The author of a temporarily derailed law requiring voter identification at the polls has admitted he doesn’t not have proof of voter fraud in Wisconsin.

Responding to an open records request from a civil rights group for evidence of voter fraud to support his legislation, State Senator Joe Leibham admitted he has ‘no proof.’

The request for evidence of voter fraud was made by One Wisconsin Now. One Wisconsin Now executive director Scot Ross commented:

“Yet another top lawmaker, this time the lead senator author of the unconstitutional voter ID law, has been forced to admit that their efforts to make it harder for legal Wisconsin voters to exercise their right to the franchise are based on nothing but unsupported accusation and misinformation.”

According to One Wisconsin, legislative Joint Finance Committee co chair State “Senator Alberta Darling and Assistant Senate Republican leader Glen Grothman also admitted, when challenged, they also lacked any proof to back up public allegations they made about voting impropriety.

One Wisconsin has also written Assembly Speaker and advocate of eliminating same day voter registration, State Rep. Robin Vos, requesting he provide proof to back up his recent public statements alleging voting impropriety. Vos continues to refuse to respond.

In a letter responding to Sen. Leibham’s admission that his office lacks any documentation of voter impropriety in Wisconsin, Ross wrote, “It is appalling that the author of legislation that could deny an estimated 300,000 legal voters access to the franchise, ostensibly to prevent voting impropriety, would as you have admitted not have a single document in their office to justify a heavy handed, and unconstitutional, voter identification law.”


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