By HARM VENHUIZEN
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Recent revelations about Republican election strategies targeting minority communities in Wisconsin’s biggest city came as no surprise to many Black voters. For years, voting rights advocates have accused Wisconsin Republicans of pushing policies to suppress voters of color and lower-income voters. Many of those policies centered on the Democratic stronghold of Milwaukee. The city is home to nearly 70% of Wisconsin’s Black population. Last month, a Republican state election commissioner boasted about low turnout in Black and Latino neighborhoods in the November election. More recently, an audio recording surfaced that showed then-President Donald Trump’s Wisconsin campaign team laughing behind closed doors about efforts to reach Black voters in 2020.
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