The sordid history of Americans For Prosperity in Wisconsin’s elections

I’ve already documented the efforts by Americans For Prosperity (AF) to confuse Democratic voters in the 8th and 10th State Senate districts – where incumbent Republican State Senators Alberta Darling and Sheila Harsdorf face tough recall elections – with a mailer telling them to send in their absentee ballots by August 11, 2011. That date is significant, because any absentee ballots not received by the Thursday before election day (which in this case would be Thursday, August 2) will be disqualified. In targeting Democratic voters, Americans For Prosperity (led by State Director Matt Seaholm) has made it abundantly clear they’re not above engaging in electoral dirty tricks in order to disenfranchise voters who might help Democrats regain control of the State Senate, in the process loosening AFP’s grip on Wisconsin politics.

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