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Politics blog: Liberal group accuses conservatives of a voter suppression plot
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A liberal group is accusing conservative organizations in Wisconsin of conspiring to prevent minorities and college students from voting.

Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now, said tea party groups and the state Republican Party has been planning what could be an illegal effort to block people at the polls.

Ross said One Wisconsin Now had obtained evidence of the plot, providing audio recordings from a June meeting in which Time Dake of Wisconsin GrandSons of Liberty talked about sending mailings to potential voters. The recordings indicate that group was working with the state Republican Party and another organization, Americans for Prosperity, and planned to send mail to addresses on voter rolls and use any mail that is returned to challenge voters' registrations. The practice is known as "voter caging."

"How far does the web go?" Ross asked, indicating the effort may reach beyond Wisconsin.
He said One Wisconsin Now would be filing formal requests for investigation with the U.S. Attorney's Office, the Government Accountability Board and the Wisconsin Attorney General's election integrity task force. But he wouldn't say how he obtained the recordings.

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