Grothman: Voter ID law will help eventual GOP nominee win Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE -- In comments made to TODAY'S TMJ4's Charles Benson on election night, U.S. congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Campbellsport) said he thinks Wisconsin's new voter ID law will help the eventual GOP nominee win in the state.

Grothman's response came as Benson asked him about the GOP's poor performance across recent presidential contests in the state.

"You know that a lot of Republicans, since 1984 in the presidential races, have not been able to win in Wisconsin," Benson said. "Why would it be any different for Ted Cruz, or a Donald Trump?"

After explaining that he thought Hillary Clinton is a weak nominee for the Democrats, Grothman said "now we have photo ID, and I think photo ID is gonna make a little bit of a difference as well."

Wisconsin's voter ID law was passed in 2011, but challenges in the courts kept it from being implemented until recently.

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