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ICYMI: Kaul Will Prosecute Threats Against Election Workers [Wisconsin Examiner]

Aug 30, 2022

Henry Redman

Key Points:

  • In an interview with the Associated Press, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul said he will prosecute anyone who threatens or attacks election workers.

  • “We have the world’s greatest democracy in the U.S. and it’s something we should be proud of,” Kaul said. “We have had that system tested over and over in Wisconsin through audits and recounts and reviews and consistently they show that our system works and the results reflect the will of the voters.”

  • Earlier this August, The Department of Justice reported it had reviewed 1,000 reports of hostile or threatening contacts against election workers.

  • Kaul said he’s planning a public relationships campaign to let people know that threatening election workers is a crime.

  • “What people should know is intimidating election officials is a crime and something we take very seriously,” Kaul said. “Continuing to get that message out is a proactive way to deter people from engaging in that activity. And if they do we will hold them accountable.”