Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Reform Groups Call on Attorney General Van Hollen to Investigate “Wisconsin Poll Watchers Militia”

For Release: Wednesday - September 24, 2014

Contact: Jay Heck
Common Cause in Wisconsin

Contact: Andrea Kaminski
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin

Common Cause in Wisconsin and the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin
Call on Wisconsin Attorney General to Investigate
“Wisconsin Poll Watchers Militia”

(MADISON) – The leaders of two state government watchdog groups sent a letter to Wisconsin Attorney JB Van Hollen today, calling on him to investigate felony violations of Wisconsin election law that appear to have been committed by the Wisconsin Poll Watchers Militia, a self-described militia group who announced they plan to “confront” voters at the polls who signed a petition to recall Governor Scott Walker in 2012 and who may have outstanding violations of the law on their records. The plans of the militia were revealed on their website and in a recent news account about their proposed Election Day intimidation activities.

Andrea Kaminski of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin and Jay Heck of Common Cause in Wisconsin call upon Van Hollen to work with District Attorneys in the counties where the intimidation activities are planned (Milwaukee, Racine and Rock) as well as the two U.S. Attorneys for Wisconsin to determine if criminal charges should be filed.

The letter to Attorney General Van Hollen is here.


Jay Heck
608/256-2686 (office)
608/512-9363 (cell)

Common Cause in Wisconsin
152 W. Johnson St., Suite 212
Madison, WI  53703

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