Wisconsin Voters Sue Democrat Cities Over Illegal Drop Boxes In 2020 Election

Wisconsin Voters Sue Democrat Cities Over Illegal Drop Boxes In 2020 Election

Wisconsin voters took legal action against their state’s five largest cities on Wednesday over the illegal use of unmanned drop boxes during the 2020 election.

Filed by the Thomas More Society on behalf of voters against Green Bay, Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee, and Racine, the legal complaints allege that city officials ignored state law by implementing unmanned drop boxes over the course of the 2020 cycle.

“In 2020, the cities of Milwaukee, Madison, Racine, Kenosha, and Green Bay made an agreement with the nonprofit Center for Tech and Civic Life [CTCL] to use the drop boxes to get these cities’ residents to vote,” said Thomas More Society Special Counsel Erick Kaardal in a press release. “This so-called ‘Wisconsin Safe Voting Plan,’ involved $8.8 million of private grants to these five cities, to target specific populations to vote. It had little, if anything at all to do with keeping voters safe from Covid-19, as it purported to do.”

During the 2020 election, CTCL received $400 million from Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg to finance “the infiltration of election offices at the city and county level by left-wing activists” and use them “as a platform to implement preferred administrative practices, voting methods, and data-sharing agreements, as well as to launch intensive outreach campaigns in areas heavy with Democratic voters,” in the words of William Doyle in The Federalist.

According to a report from the Capital Research Center, CTCL “distributed a total of 31 grants above the $5,000 minimum to Wisconsin cities and townships,” with 28 going “directly to specific cities” rather than counties.

“Out of those 28 grants just 8 of the recipient localities were won by Trump, while 20 were won by Biden,” the report reads. “Together, these 20 cities received $9 million or 90 percent of all CTCL funds in Wisconsin.”

The Capital Research Center findings also reveal that “[f]or grants over $5,000, 9 of CTCL’s 10 largest per capita grants went to cities which Biden won,” with Racine ($21.83), Green Bay ($11.60), Kenosha ($8.63), Milwaukee ($5.91), and Madison ($4.71) receiving the most out of all localities in the state.

The lawsuits from Wisconsin voters come after the Wisconsin Elections Commission refused last month to launch investigations into the five cities for their use of unmanned drop boxes, despite a January ruling from a Waukesha County Circuit Court judge saying that such drop boxes and ballot harvesting “violate state law and cannot be used in the upcoming midterm elections.”

“It’s all good and nice, but there’s no authority to do it,” Judge Michael Bohren said with respect to the use of drop boxes.


Shawn Fleetwood is an intern at The Federalist and a graduate of the University of Mary Washington. He also serves as a state content writer for Convention of States Action and his work has been featured in numerous outlets, including RealClearPolitics, RealClearHealth, and Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @ShawnFleetwood

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Under Biden’s Title IX Changes, Wisconsin’s ‘Sexual Harassment’ Circus Over Trans Pronouns Would Ensnare Students In Every State

Under Biden’s Title IX Changes, Wisconsin’s ‘Sexual Harassment’ Circus Over Trans Pronouns Would Ensnare Students In Every State

Braden Rabidoux had no idea how his life was about to change when his mother got a call from his school principal. Braden, an eighth-grader in Wisconsin’s Kiel Area School District, was the subject of a sexual harassment complaint and investigation, the principal told her.

“I was like, ‘What? Sexual harassment? What are you talking about?’” Braden’s mom, Rose Rabidoux, recalled to The Federalist. “Because when I think of sexual harassment, I think of rape. I think of inappropriate touching.”

Braden hadn’t been accused of any of these things. He hadn’t groped or stalked anybody or even made lewd comments.

The school was instead going after him and two other eighth-grade boys for using so-called “incorrect pronouns” for a female student who decided she wanted to be called “they” or “them.” According to the school, because an unknown complainant alleged that Braden had used feminine singular pronouns to refer to a female student, he was being investigated for sexual harassment under Title IX.

“When he told me that the sexual harassment allegations were for pronouns, I just was floored,” Rose said.

Rose told The Federalist that when the principal called her on that Monday to tell her about the allegations and ask if she was available to answer some questions with Braden the following day, the principal suggested he could just question Braden alone if Rose wasn’t available.

“I said, ‘Absolutely not,’” Rose said. “‘I don’t want him in there talking to you without me.’”

According to Luke Berg — deputy counsel for the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, which is representing the three boys and their families and sent a letter urging the school to drop the complaint — it appears the school district is inflating the scope of its own policies and Title IX. The latter is the part of the Education Amendments of 1972 that prohibits sex-based discrimination in federally funded educational settings. The school, however, is weaponizing it to conflate “gender identity” and “sexual orientation” with “sex.”

The district did not respond to a request for comment.

The ‘Parade of Horribles’

If this sounds familiar, it’s because the Biden administration is working to expand the meaning of “sex” in Title IX in the same manner on a nationwide scale. On his very first day in office, President Joe Biden issued an executive order directing his Department of Education to redefine “sex” in Title IX to mean “gender identity” and “sexual orientation.”

If Biden and his Democrat allies get their way, every public and charter school across the country will, instead of educating kids, be pouring their allotted taxpayer dollars into investigating the ones who don’t subscribe to the left’s orthodoxy on wrong pronouns or who accidentally use a student’s correct pronoun instead of their “preferred” false pronoun.

Berg said Biden’s Title IX push is “certainly related” to the Supreme Court’s erroneous 2020 ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County, wherein the court read “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” into the meaning of “sex” in Title VII. That part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is almost the same as Title IX but deals with employment instead of education. Biden cited the Bostock ruling in pushing for Title IX expansion.

“That actually was in one of the dissents in Bostock,” Berg told The Federalist. “Here is the parade of horribles that’s going to happen as a result of this ruling. And one of the parade of horribles listed … was that they’re going to interpret Title IX in such a way that ‘mispronouning’ is sexual harassment. And here we are.”

Biden’s expansion attempt in the educational sphere hasn’t become active regulation yet, however, meaning the Kiel School District’s “sexual harassment” investigation is of its own accord — and not even consistent with its own policies. According to school policy, so-called “mispronouning” doesn’t come close to the bar for sexual harassment, which typically means things like stalking, dating violence, unwanted or inappropriate touching, or quid pro quo sexual favors. Furthermore, the school isn’t even abiding by its own processes with regard to the investigation, despite its claims to the contrary.

“As a public school district, we are bound to follow all state and federal laws regarding bullying and harassment,” District Superintendent Brad Ebert wrote in an email to parents after the school attracted some media attention for the pronoun circus. “We have and will continue to comply with these obligations.”

The school, however, flouted its policies and Title IX from the very start. Although both require the school to notify the accused about the allegations before starting an investigation so the student has “sufficient time to prepare a response before any initial interview,” the district gave only a vague, one-page notice a day before seeking to interrogate the boys, letting them know simply that they were accused of “using incorrect pronouns.” According to WILL, the district began its investigation and conducted interviews without giving the students and their parents any more information or time to prepare.

Furthermore, according to Berg, the law and district policies require the school to immediately drop the complaint if the accusations, even if true, wouldn’t amount to sexual harassment. In this case, a complaint about “mispronouning” should have been dismissed outright.

The Fallout

Nobody knows whether the school will drop the complaint and investigation, but Rose noted that during her and Braden’s interview with the school principal, her son asked if this would be going on his permanent record.

“How is this going to affect college and scholarships?” she recalled him asking.

“He couldn’t answer,” Rose said of the principal’s response. “He just kind of stared at him blankly and shrugged his shoulders and said, ‘I don’t know.’ And I was floored.”

The whole ordeal has taken a toll on the middle-schoolers. Braden is still attending the school because his mother doesn’t want his academics to suffer from the incident, and the other two boys are now being homeschooled.

“It has them worried about things they shouldn’t have to worry about. It has them worried about going to school. It has them embarrassed. They don’t understand. They feel judged,” Rose said, noting that even though the boys have a lot of support from their fellow students, all this heat is coming from the administration. “Braden is struggling to go every day. He used to love school, and he doesn’t anymore.”

It’s an awful story, and one that, if it ends in disciplinary action for the boys, will most assuredly result in WILL filing a federal lawsuit. But this story is bigger than a legal battle. It’s bigger than Braden and his eighth-grade friends in one school district in one state with one disgruntled female student who wants to go by plural pronouns.

This story is a preview of exactly the kind of routine hostility we can expect for students all over the country, First Amendment be damned, if Biden and his bureaucrats successfully write “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” into the meaning of “sex” in education.

If they prevail, you could be the next one getting a phone call to let you know your child is a sexual harasser for discerning between the sexes and between singular and plural words.


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Liz Cheney Weaponizes Racial Division For Political Power, Baselessly Labeling GOP Leadership White Supremacist

Liz Cheney Weaponizes Racial Division For Political Power, Baselessly Labeling GOP Leadership White Supremacist

Wyoming Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney reached a new milestone in her transition from a center-right lawmaker to a full-blown collaborator in the left’s cultural revolution within 18 months. On Monday, Cheney claimed, without evidence, members of GOP House leadership where she was expelled last May are enablers of white supremacy.

“The House GOP leadership has enabled white nationalism, white supremacy, and antisemitism,” Cheney wrote on Twitter. “History has taught us that what begins with words ends in far worse. [GOP] leaders must renounce and reject these views and those who hold them.”

The post was published Monday morning after an 18-year-old shooter allegedly killed 10 people in a Buffalo supermarket on Saturday. Moments before the killing spree, in which the majority of victims were black, the white shooter published an online “manifesto” airing antisemitic grievances in 180 pages where he also showcased anxiety over “replacement.”

The racial circumstances of the tragedy make the event ripe for leftists and their allies in the corporate media and government to stoke their routine race war, smearing political dissidents as complicit in the latest episode of domestic terrorism. Those allies now include Cheney, whose competitive re-election campaign has been endorsed by Occupy Democrats and funded by the Lincoln Project.

Corporate outlets that were quick to move on from the Waukesha Christmas Massacre last fall — when a black suspect motivated by anti-white racism allegedly rammed an SUV through a holiday parade, brutally killing at least six — have been even quicker to place blame for this weekend’s New York shooting on Fox News.

The New York Times ran a 2,000-word piece Sunday tying the Buffalo attack to the modern Republican Party, Fox News, and the network’s lead prime-time host, Tucker Carlson.

“By his own account, the Buffalo suspect, Payton S. Gendron, followed a lonelier path to radicalization, immersing himself in replacement theory and other kinds of racist and antisemitic content easily found on internet forums, and casting Black Americans, like Hispanic immigrants, as ‘replacers’ of white Americans,” the Times wrote. “No public figure has promoted replacement theory more loudly or relentlessly than the Fox host Tucker Carlson, who has made elite-led demographic change a central theme of his show since joining Fox’s prime-time lineup in 2016.”

Never mind that the “manifesto” from the weekend shooting’s suspect showcased his own contempt for conservatism and Fox News while never mentioning Carlson.

That didn’t stop other outlets from following suit, capitalizing on the episode to amplify their predetermined narrative that the Republican Party, its leadership, and rival networks are to blame for another episode of politically motivated violence. The Washington Post targeted House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik in particular, who replaced Cheney in GOP leadership a year ago.

“Stefanik echoed racist theory allegedly espoused by Buffalo suspect,” headlined the paper, referring to the New York congresswoman’s objections to unchecked immigration — legitimate concerns that were even given credence by Politico.

Stefanik was indicted by the Post as a lawmaker captured by “Replacement Theory,” an idea declared conspiracy by legacy media hellbent on smearing Republicans who merely repeat the open desires of left-wing activists. Former Trump communications adviser Michael Anton outlined the irony as “The Celebration Parallax” in the American Mind.

The Left insists that concerns from certain quarters that immigration policy in America (and Europe) amounts to a ‘great replacement’ is a ‘dangerous,’ ‘evil,’ ‘racist,’ ‘false’ ‘conspiracy theory.’ But a leftist New York Times columnist can write an article entitled ‘We Can Replace Them‘ and … nothing. Same fundamental point, except she’s all for it and her targets aren’t. A U.S. Senator can exult that demographic change will doom Republicans. Joe Biden himself can refer to an ‘unrelenting stream of immigration.’ Except they’re celebrating it and calling for it. Anyone on the Right who uses the exact same words will not merely be denounced; the very fact pattern that is affirmed when Biden says it will be denied when the Rightist repeats it.

The knee-jerk reaction to cast anyone on the right as agitators of extremist violence — nuance be darned and leftist attacks be whitewashed when the profile of the suspect and the victims don’t fit the right demographics — has now drawn Cheney as new recruit, adopting the left’s double standards.

Cheney joined the media chorus to smear opponents in leadership as responsible for spilled blood in Buffalo despite the fact that House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., was almost killed by a leftist “Bernie Bro” five years ago who wanted to “terminate the Republican Party.” But yes, Liz Cheney wants you to think that Scalise is a cheerleader for extremist violence.

Wyoming’s sole representative was coopted by Democrats last summer when she enthusiastically accepted a request from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to vice chair the Select Committee on Jan. 6. Cheney’s appointment replaced Republicans selected by GOP House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who were barred from fulfilling their congressional service by the speaker.

One of 10 Republicans in the lower chamber who supported former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment, Cheney has carved out antagonism of Republican voters as a hallmark of her time in Congress.

Cheney faces a primary challenge from Trump-endorsed attorney Harriet Hageman in August.


Tristan Justice is the western correspondent for The Federalist. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and The Daily Signal. His work has also been featured in Real Clear Politics and Fox News. Tristan graduated from George Washington University where he majored in political science and minored in journalism. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at Tristan@thefederalist.com.

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Senator asks AG Garland why Madison anti-abortion center attack not Domestic Terrorism

Senator asks AG Garland why Madison anti-abortion center attack not Domestic Terrorism


Wis Sen Johnson asks AG Garland why Madison anti-abortion cntr attack Not Domestic Terrorism

Johnson highlighted ongoing protests outside the homes of the court’s Republican-appointed justices

By Ben Whedon

In a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, Wisconsin GOP Sen. Ron Johnson questioned why the Justice Department  has not labeled a violent attack on an anti-abortion center in his home state as “domestic terrorism.”

Pro-abortion activist group Jane’s Revenge last weekend targeted the Wisconsin Family Action clinic in Madison with Molotov cocktails, following the release of a draft opinion from Justice Samuel Alito suggesting the Supreme Court was poised to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade case that gives women the constitutional right to access an abortion.

He pointed out in the letter that the group has claimed responsibility for the crime and said, “This was only a warning… next time the infrastructure of the enslavers will not survive. … Wisconsin is the first flashpoint, but we are all over the US, and we will issue no further warnings.”

The Republican lawmaker also pointed out the FBI defines a domestic terrorism incident as an “ideologically-driven criminal act, including threats or acts of violence made to specific victims, made in furtherance of a domestic ideological goal that has occurred and can be confirmed.”

And he wrote. “Attacking a pro-life organization in a manner that could have injured or killed the office’s occupants due to differing political ideologies fits these definitions. … I am unfortunately compelled to write to you about this matter because DOJ has a track record of not prosecuting left-wing violence as we have seen with the summer of 2020 riots that occurred nationwide.”

He also cited the protests outside of the homes of the Supreme Court’s Republican-appointed justices, most of whom, according to the leak, have endorsed reversing Roe v. Wade. 

“There are currently mobs outside of the residences,” Johnson wrote. “The intimidation of sitting Supreme Court justices is a clear violation of federal law, and, once again, DOJ, FBI, and [the Department of Homeland Security] have yet to condemn these activities. Compare your silence on these events to your robust actions against parents attending public school board meetings to voice their concerns about far-left ideologies being integrated into school” curriculum.

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EXCLUSIVE: Ron Johnson Demands Federal Law Enforcement Address Terrorist Attacks On Pro-Life Groups

EXCLUSIVE: Ron Johnson Demands Federal Law Enforcement Address Terrorist Attacks On Pro-Life Groups

Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson admonished chief law enforcement officials Friday, demanding they address an outbreak of domestic terrorism in Wisconsin and offer plans to protect pro-life organizations from potential threats.

In a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas obtained exclusively by The Federalist, Johnson railed against agency silence on a domestic terrorist attack against a Madison pro-life group last weekend.

On Sunday, Wisconsin Family Action revealed its Madison office was targeted with a Molotov cocktail with demonstrators leaving behind the message in spray paint, “if abortions aren’t safe then you aren’t either.” The radical pro-abortion group “Jane’s Revenge” claimed responsibility for the attack with an explicit warning that “next time the infrastructure of the enslavers will not survive.”

“Medical imperialism will not face a passive enemy,” the group added in a statement. “Wisconsin is the first flashpoint, but we are all over the US, and we will issue no further warnings.”

After the routine riots of 2020 glorified left-wing violence as righteous acts of political activism, Johnson demanded the trio of top law enforcement officials outline how each will protect pro-life groups from harassment and intimidation campaigns in light of a pending reversal of Roe v. Wade.

“In 2020, extremists exploited demonstrations across the country to incite riots that resulted in the loss of life, more than 2,000 injuries to law enforcement officers, and over $1 billion in property damage,” Johnson wrote, citing numbers from the Police Chief Association. “There are currently mobs outside of the residences of the Supreme Court Justices appointed by Presidents George W. Bush and Donald Trump … and, once again, DOJ, FBI, and DHS have yet to condemn these activities.”

The White House itself has endorsed the demonstrations outside the homes of justices who’ve signaled a willingness to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision’s guarantee of abortion, after a February draft of the majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson was leaked earlier this month.

“I know that there is an outrage right now about protests that have been peaceful to date,” Psaki said in a Tuesday press briefing. “We certainly continue to encourage that outside of judges’ homes.”

Johnson gave President Joe Biden’s deputies until May 27 to respond to his letter, comparing their silence to the Justice Department’s targeting of concerned parents who raised objections to sexually explicit curriculums and endless Covid protocols last fall as domestic terrorists.

“I want to reemphasize that your silence on this abhorrent attack against a pro-life organization is deafening and your continued silence could be construed as a tacit endorsement,” Johnson wrote.

2022.05.13_ Letter to DOJ F… by The Federalist


Tristan Justice is the western correspondent for The Federalist. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and The Daily Signal. His work has also been featured in Real Clear Politics and Fox News. Tristan graduated from George Washington University where he majored in political science and minored in journalism. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at Tristan@thefederalist.com.

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Facebook Wiped A Conservative Wisconsin News Page After Wrongfully Censoring It For Months

Facebook Wiped A Conservative Wisconsin News Page After Wrongfully Censoring It For Months

Facebook obliterated an award-winning conservative Wisconsin news page and cut off thousands of its followers without warning this week after wrongfully censoring it for months.

The Silicon Valley giant censored Wisconsin Right Now after the popular news site posted a story from The Australian to its Facebook feed that compared a picture of the infamous “Falling Man” from 9/11 to the horrific footage of Afghans falling from planes following President Joe Biden’s disastrous U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Facebook quickly hid the post and slapped it with a community standards violation for “content related to suicide or self-injury.”

WRN appealed the violation, noting that the article did not advocate for self-harm, and Facebook reversed its decision but still unpublished WRN’s page.

A message from Facebook claimed that WRN “violates Facebook Pages terms” but did not specify why. The Big Tech company claimed that WRN could appeal if the unpublishing seemed to be a mistake but the link given by Facebook’s support team is broken.

Facebook did not respond to a request for comment.

“Every American should be deeply concerned by the fact that a few unaccountable big tech companies are controlling the free flow of information in our democracy, and that the decisions they make are often arbitrary and unfair,” Jim Piwowarczyk, WRN owner and contributor, told The Federalist. “What has happened to us is a very troubling example of this, and we call on Facebook to reverse its decision.”

Even before Facebook nuked WRN’s main page, the social media company restricted the page’s ability to invite new followers to “like” the page and live-stream videos for simply reporting the news.

Even though WRN won numerous awards for its airtight coverage of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, Facebook limited the news site’s ability to share articles about the young gunman.

“We led coverage on this case, going to the scene, interviewing witnesses a half-hour after it happened, uncovering missing ballistics evidence mentioned during the trial, and more,” Piwowarczyk explained.

Facebook still suppressed WRN’s coverage even after the media company published an analysis stating the firearm charge against Rittenhouse wouldn’t stand under Wisconsin gun laws, something the judge presiding over the case publicly ruled one day later.

“Facebook then did not remove the violations when Rittenhouse was acquitted,” Piwowarczyk said.

Facebook also enlisted the help of its fake “fact-checkers” to censor reposts about Hillary Clinton’s role in promoting the Russian collusion hoax and a meme about Rittenhouse playing video games with his judge.

“We have reported many stories the mainstream media will not, and it is highly questionable and troubling that Facebook would seek to prevent Wisconsin voters in a key battleground state (where Facebook-traced money was involved in elections) from learning all sides of the equation in the political debate and other news stories, especially as the midterm elections loom,” Piwowarczyk said.


Jordan Boyd is a staff writer at The Federalist and co-producer of The Federalist Radio Hour. Her work has also been featured in The Daily Wire and Fox News. Jordan graduated from Baylor University where she majored in political science and minored in journalism. Follow her on Twitter @jordanboydtx.

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‘America First’ Policy Group Calls on Wisconsin Legislature to Follow Special Counsel’s Election Integrity Reforms 

‘America First’ Policy Group Calls on Wisconsin Legislature to Follow Special Counsel’s Election Integrity Reforms 

The America First Policy Institute (AFPI) sent a letter to the Wisconsin legislature urging them to follow two recommendations made by Special Counsel Michael Gableman regarding election integrity.

In a letter signed by 19 prominent conservatives, AFPI’s Center for Election Integrity chairman Ken Blackwell said Gableman’s recommendations are “much-needed, pragmatic solutions that will ultimately create conditions in Wisconsin that help make it easy to vote but hard to cheat.”

Wisconsin Republicans hired Gableman, a former Wisconsin supreme court justice, last fall as Special Counsel to investigate the 2020 presidential election amid concerns of voter fraud and election irregularities.

Gableman sent the state legislature a second interim investigative report last month that included 26 recommendations to facilitate “transparency” and “political accountability.”

However, Gableman’s suggestions came one week after Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R) held what he said was likely the final legislative session day of the year.

AFPI’s letter urged the state legislature to reconvene “an extraordinary session for the sole purpose of using the constitutional amendment joint resolution mechanism” to implement two of Gableman’s recommendations.

AFPI recommended the legislature follow Gableman’s proposal to create a single statewide publicly available voter registration database.

Blackwell wrote:

The maintenance and ongoing use of several databases and access systems unnecessarily place an undue burden on county clerks and associated personnel in their painstaking mission to be responsible stewards of their data. Moreover, data quality and accessibility are of paramount importance in restoring voter confidence in Wisconsin elections systems, as future analysis of past data sets over time is likely to yield a more full and accurate accounting.

The institute also called on the legislature to create a government office to audit and oversee the state’s elections.

For purposes of long-term improvement in the administration of elections, this step is both necessary and proper to instill transparency and accountability in the facilitation of future statewide elections and perhaps, most importantly, would make a meaningful contribution toward the restoration of voter confidence in the state of Wisconsin.

Lastly, AFPI recommended the state legislature pass a voter identification law.

“Finally, we strongly recommend reconsideration of the language embedded in Assembly Joint Resolution 133 for a photo identification requirement to be added to the Wisconsin Constitution (which did not pass both Chambers in this last session),” the letter said.

“A substantial majority of Americans nationwide (85%) support a photo identification requirement. We fundamentally believe that it is the most common-sense proposal to help ensure safe and secure elections.”

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Video: Sen. Ron Johnson Talks to Voters About Skyrocketing Gas Prices in Wisconsin

Video: Sen. Ron Johnson Talks to Voters About Skyrocketing Gas Prices in Wisconsin

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) recently addressed several voters in his state about skyrocketing gas prices brought about by inflation and America’s lack of energy independence.

Posted to Rumble, the video featured Johnson talking with several customers at the Kwik Trip gas station in Sun Prarie, Wisconsin, about how rising gas prices have severely impacted them. Take a look:

One man interviewed said that he can only afford $20 in gas while another said his largest gas bill has been over $60.

“I think they’re crap,” one woman said of gas prices. “My husband, he drives a truck, so it’s definitely going to be over $100 bucks.”

Most customers were in agreement with the senator that America should get back to energy independence by drilling for more oil here in the states.

This past March, Ron Johnson joined several of his U.S. Senate colleagues to introduce the American Energy Independence from Russia Act, a bicameral piece of legislation that aims for the following:

  • Authorizes the construction and operation of the Keystone XL pipeline.

  • Removes regulatory hurdles to increase liquefied natural gas exports.

  • Prohibits any presidential moratoria on new energy leases.

  • Requires the U.S. Department of the Interior to hold on an annual basis a minimum of four oil and natural gas lease sales in each state with land available for leasing beginning in fiscal year 2022.

  • Prohibits the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy from drawdowns of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) until the Secretary of the Interior issues a plan to increase oil and gas production on federal lands and waters.

“Democrats must end their war on fossil fuels. We were energy independent,” Johnson said in March. “Now, the Biden Administration has us importing oil from Russia, a country run by a murderous kleptocrat and war criminal, with no respect for democracy. America must reclaim its energy independence, and this bill gets us one step closer to doing just that.”

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