GOP Rep.: Wisconsin Voter ID Law Will Help Republicans In General Election

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A Republican congressman on Tuesday night acknowledged that the new law requiring a photo ID to vote in Wisconsin could help Republican candidates at the polls in the general election.

“I think Hillary Clinton is about the weakest candidate the Democrats have ever put up. And now we have photo ID, and I think photo ID is going to make a little bit of a difference as well,” Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI), a supporter of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), told Milwaukee television station TMJ4 when asked how either Cruz or Donald Trump could win in November.

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5 N.C. Deputies Disciplined For Not Intervening In Assault At Drumpf Rally

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Five deputies with the Cumberland County, North Carolina, sheriff’s office were disciplined for failing to take action when an attendee at a rally for Donald Trump allegedly punched a black protester last week, the sheriff’s office announced on Wednesday.

Three of the deputies were demoted in rank and suspended without pay for five days, and two other deputies were suspended without pay for three days, according to Raleigh television station WRAL. All five deputies who witnessed the punch could face up to a year of probation.

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After Chicago scuffles Donald Trump cowardly cancels his latest rally in Ohio

Source: Euronews

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Donald Trump cowardly cancelled a campaign rally in Ohio on Saturday a day after violent scenes at an event in Chicago between his supporters and opponents.

A spokesman for the Republican party front-runner said Trump’s secret service security detail could not complete its preparation work in time for a planned event in Cincinnati.

Trump abandoned a similar rally in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday, citing “safety reasons.”

Both Ohio and Illinois are holding Republican party primaries on Tuesday, March 15.

Protests broke out before the billionaire businessman had even arrived at the arena at the University of Illinois.

A campaign statement said the event would be rescheduled for a later, unspecified date.

Windy City Scuffles

Police moved in to defuse the situation as attendees from the pro- and anti-Trump camps began to scuffle in Chicago.

Activists reportedly spent the week preceding the rally working on a plan to disrupt it.

No stranger to hostility

Trump, a contentious character, had experienced disruptions at an earlier rally in St Louis, Missouri, although it still went ahead. He used that occasion to thank former rival Ben Carson for his endorsement.

The real estate mogul is no stranger to hostility. At an event in New Orleans a week earlier, demonstrators supporting the Black Lives Matter movement were forcibly removed from the venue.