WISCONSIN — Attorney General Josh Kaul is assuring Wisconsin voters that the state has a safe, secure, and reliable voting system in place for the 2020 presidential election.
"When people make claims about fraud, what are they are doing is providing false information about the state of our elections, trying to scare voters. I encourage all people to ignore that and be aware we have a safe, secure, reliable voting system in Wisconsin," said Kaul in an interview with CNN.
Kaul spoke about the fact that voter fraud is a hot topic of conversation right now, but said while it does happen, it's rare and Wisconsin voters should not be worried.
"There is debate within the country and that's healthy and what's important for us to do is be clear about the facts. And when it comes to voter fraud, the fact is it's rare. And people can feel confident their votes will be counted and the process will have integrity," said Kaul.
The comments come just over a week before the 2020 election, as Wisconsinites continue to cast their ballots. According to Attorney General Kaul, Wisconsin is ready to conduct a fair election and punish anyone who is trying to intimidate voters at the polls.
"I'm very confident that we are going to have a free and fair election, where everybody who wants to cast a ballot will be able to do so safely but we are also preparing in case there is any attempt to intimidate voters in the poll. We've made it clear that voter intimidation is a felony and if anybody commits that crime they should expect to be investigated and spend time behind bars," said Kaul in the interview.