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La Crosse political scientist has confidence in election system, even when some don’t trust it



Charges of election fraud persist in much of the U.S., two years after the most recent presidential race.

One political expert in La Crosse believes almost all of the election officials in this region are honest.


Retired UW-La Crosse political scientist Joe Heim argued on WIZM Friday that trying to rig election results isn’t worth the trouble.

“It’s a felony to do the kind of things that people are accusing them of doing,” Heim told WIZM’s La Crosse Talk. “Most people I know will not commit a felony just for the sake of a few votes.”

Most candidates for the 2024 presidential race are likely to launch their campaigns in this new year of 2023. Heim discounts many criticisms of the system as excuses.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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