MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements regarding Republican Party of Wisconsin Chair Reince Priebus’ election as chair of the Republican National Committee.
“When voter suppression allegations have surfaced in Wisconsin for the past decade, the name Reince Priebus isn’t far behind. In 2002, the state Elections Board enacted new guidelines for poll-watchers in response to a Priebus-led racially-charged voter intimidation scheme in Milwaukee. In 2008, Priebus’ Republican Party of Wisconsin sent out an email recruiting volunteers for alleged ‘inner city’ voter intimidation in Milwaukee. And just last year, Priebus was cited by name, in an aborted voter caging plot targeting minorities and college students involving the Republican Party of Wisconsin, Americans for Prosperity and Wisconsin’s Tea Party leaders. Now that Reince Priebus will have the RNC’s treasury at his disposal, those across the county interested in fair and clean elections will be on high alert.”
Information uncovered by One Wisconsin Now detailing the voter suppression including audio recordings is available at:
www.SaveWisconsinsVote2010.org and http://www.onewisconsinnow.org/files/OWN%20Release%20Against%20Voter%20Suppression%20FINAL.pdf.
Washington Post piece on 2008 RPW Email http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2008/10/a-wis-call-for-gop-poll-watche.html