Empower Wisconsin | Feb. 14, 2020
MADISON — The Illinois Democratic Party machine has earned a well-deserved reputation of playing dirty in politics.
So you can forgive Republicans for feeling a bit nervous when Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker this week talked about “vanloads and busloads” of Illinois left-wing activists invading Wisconsin during the general election campaign.
In a conversation with Politico at the publication’s annual State Solutions Conference, the liberal governor bragged that his state has a “very activist, political environment.” No doubt. Illinois Democrats are so active they have been known to vote while dead.
“Trust me,” Pritzker said, with a big party boss smile, Illinois Dems have got this.
“… (A)s happened in previous years, vanloads and busloads of people from Illinois are going to be pouring over the borders into Wisconsin and Iowa helping knock on doors (and) working with the ground operations in those states and I’m excited about being able to help,” Pritzker said.
The Governor of Illinois says he is “excited” about helping to bring in BUS LOADS of liberal activists from Illinois to Wisconsin to defeat @realDonaldTrump. We are ready to take them on!
WATCH HERE: pic.twitter.com/94LugKewHM
— Bryan Steil (@BryanSteil) February 12, 2020
U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil (R-Janesville), whose 1st congressional district runs along Wisconsin’s southern border with Illinois, wondered just how much help liberal billionaire Pritzker and his big Dem machine intend to be in their presidential election activism.
“The governor of Illinois says he is ‘excited’ about helping bring in BUS LOADS of liberal activists from Illinois to Wisconsin to defeat @realDonaldTrump,” Steil tweeted. “We are ready to take them on!”
Perhaps. But it makes the Badger State’s present battle over voter integrity and potentially hundreds of thousands of outdated voter registrations even more urgent.