In the wake of two undercover videos from a conservative activist group detailing a potential voter fraud blueprint in Wisconsin surfacing, Attorney General Brad Schimel is considering looking into these claims.
In a statement received through Schimel’s spokesman Johnny Koremenos, “The Attorney General is aware of these videos and very concerned about apparent violations of the law. We are evaluating and reviewing available options to address the serious questions these videos raise.”
On Friday, Schimel appeared in Green Bay for an event promoting the Dose of Reality campaign.
“I can get curious about some behavior based on redacted things, but I need to see everything that’s there before I start pointing fingers accusing someone of wrongdoing,” Schimel says. “If this turns out to be somebody who did something wrong, bragging about it, that attracts my attention and that’s going to want to make me go after you.”
The videos, which were secretly recorded by the group Project Veritas Action, feature several interviews with Scott Foval whose explicit comments describe what he and his Madison-based consultancy company, The Foval Group LLC, does and how they get paid as on the ground operatives from the Democratic National Committee.
Foval has been fired as national field director for the liberal group Americans United for Change. He also served as Wisconsin coordinator for another liberal group People for the American Way. Foval’s Twitter and two LinkedIn accounts have been deleted as well in the wake of these videos.
In a statement to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Foval said, “All who view these recordings should remember that they were speculative conversations where we attempted to correct a misguided idea put forth by (James) O’Keefe and his cronies, and we did not take the bait.”
Another casualty is Robert Creamer, who CNN reports has decided to “step back” from Democracy Partners. Creamer founded the progressive consulting group and is also featured in the videos.
This isn’t the first time Project Veritas’s hidden videos has played a role in Wisconsin. Former Republican state Senator Mike Ellis was caught talking about setting up an illegal political action committee back in 2014.