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Former Gov. Tommy Thompson on Wisconsin elections, ahead of La Crosse workshop aimed at boosting voter confidence



Do you have confidence in how elections are run?  A group called Keep Our Republic has a meeting planned in La Crosse on Wednesday night, to help assure voters that Wisconsin elections are conducted fairly, and aimed at avoiding fraud. 

Former four-term Wisconsin Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson says he has faith in the state’s election system.

“We hire people that are honest, their integrity is great, and people that are county clerks, run for public office themselves,” Thompson said Monday on WIZM’s La Crosse Talk. “They want their elections to be fair and honest.”

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Thompson said both in-person voting and balloting by mail are done fairly in Wisconsin with some mistakes unable to be avoided. He supports the Keep Our Republic project.

“I feel very comfortable and confident that our elections are fair and honest, and I believe that based upon the Wisconsin tradition, that will continue to be so,” Thompson said.

: Community Engagement and Education on Wisconsin’s Electoral Process
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday
WHERE: La Crosse County Administrative Center (map) — Room 0430

The community seminar is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the La Crosse County Administrative Center.

Speakers at the event are set to include Wisconsin Election Commission administrator Meagan Wolfe and former Republican Assembly Speaker Mike Huebsch.

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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  1. Kevin

    October 26, 2023 at 11:56 am

    Without drastic changes in how we vote I will never believe our elections are secure or valid again!

    Do not blame this entirely on the 2020 election, the democrats have been whining about the voting process since Hillary lost!

    Now we have both sides calling the question and our election officials are hiring celebrities to say, nothing to see here!

    I call bullshit!

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