ICYMI: Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Trouble with the Truth

In Case You Missed It: Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Trouble with the Truth

[Madison, WI]—When she isn’t busy in Washington defending the D.C. status quo, Senator Tammy Baldwin is spending her time lying to hard-working Wisconsin families. Look no further than her last five Politifact ratings, where she’s received four “Mostly False” ratings and one “Full Flop.”

Read the latest lie from Senator Baldwin below or online here.

Did first-time use of photo ID cause 200,000 drop in Wisconsin voter turnout in presidential race?
Politifact Wisconsin
Tom Kertscher
May 24, 2017

As they have for years, claims of voter suppression continue to be made by Democrats, including U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore and U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin.

When President Donald Trump signed an order to create a commission to study voter fraud, Moore attacked its vice chairman as having “led numerous voter suppression initiatives against minorities.”

Five days later, on May 17, 2017, Baldwin made this declaration on Twitter:

“Voter turnout in 2016 was reduced by approx. 200,000 votes because of WI’s photo ID laws.”

Baldwin says: “Voter turnout in 2016 was reduced by approx. 200,000 votes because of WI’s photo ID laws.”

A report she cites from a Democratic candidate-supporting group says a decline in voter turnout between the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections in Wisconsin was entirely due to the state’s new photo identification requirement for voting.

But experts say that while photo ID requirements reduces turnout to some extent, they question the methodology of the report and say there is no way to put a number on how many people in Wisconsin didn’t vote because of the ID requirement.

We rate Baldwin’s statement Mostly False.

Read the full story online here.