Walker: Campaign work helped Johnson, Trump, not ID law
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker isn’t agreeing with Attorney General Brad Schimel’s suggestion that Wisconsin’s voter ID law enabled Sen. Ron Johnson to win re-election and President Donald Trump to capture the state in 2016.
Schimel asked WISN-AM listeners last week if they believed Johnson would have won re-election or Trump would have captured the state without the law.
Schimel and Walker are both Republicans. Asked Monday whether he agreed with Schimel that voter ID made the difference for both candidates, Walker told reporters that Johnson worked “his tail off” on the campaign trail and made a “great connection” with voters.
As for Trump, Walker said it was clear people weren’t happy with Hillary Clinton because she didn’t visit the state after the primary and Trump connected with people who felt ignored.