The state Attorney General will be sending special agents to polling places to discourage election fraud. Video by nbc26.comvideo
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen plans to
send state Justice Department investigators and lawyers to the
polls during Tuesday's recall elections to discourage fraud.
Van Hollen, a Republican, plans to deploy teams of special
agents and assistant attorney generals across the state, including
dispersing seven groups to the polls in Democratic-leaning
Milwaukee. He says the agents and attorneys will help local
election officials ensure voters comply with state election laws.
Former Democratic Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager dispatched
similar teams during the 2004 election. Van Hollen sent out teams
in 2008 and in 2010.
Democrats upset with Republican Gov. Scott Walker's contentious
plan that all but ended collective bargaining for most public
worker forced the governor and four other GOP officeholders into
Tuesday's recalls. Walker faces Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom