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Anti-gay Wisconsin Family Action Group Working With Americans for Prosperity To Mislead Voters In WI Recall Election

The Minnesota Independent is reporting that the anti-gay Wisconsin Family Action group has in conjunction with Americans for Prosperity, a group founded by the Koch Brothers who have ties to Gov. Scott Walker been sending out absentee ballot applications with inaccurate deadline information  for the state’s Aug. 9 recall election.  The absentee ballot applications  tell voters they needed to be returned by Aug. 11, two days after the Aug. 9 deadline set by the state and the address listed on the ballot as “application processing center” belongs to Wisconsin Family Action and not the county clerk’s office where the ballots must be returned by the deadline. 

The mailing was sent out in the districts of Sheila Harsdorff and Rob Cowles who are both anti-gay GOP representatives who backed Govenor Scott Walker’s attempt to take away collective bargaining rights from public employees  and are facing recall challenges from progressive Democrats Shelly Moore and Nancy Nusbaum

Matt Seaholm of Americans For Prosperity, blamed the mistake on a typo. “This just went out to our members,” the group’s head Matt Seaholm told the Journal Sentinel. “I’m sure the liberals will try to make a mountain out of a molehill in an attempt to distract voters’ attention from the issues.”

But some  fliers were received by “card-carrying Democrats” two of which have  filed complaints with the Wisconsin State Government Accountability Board

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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