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Sen. Ron Johnson talks voter ID law, tariffs and 2020 election

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MADISON (WKOW) --  Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) spoke with Janesville workers Friday at Van Galder bus company about security, transportation and infrastructure.

He also took time to discuss claims from Attorney General Brad Schimel, who last week suggested Johnson won his 2016 election because of the state's voter ID law.

"If you take a look at the victory margin, as well, it was close to 100,000 votes. Most people when they look at potential voter fraud don't peg those numbers anywhere close to it,”  said Johnson. “I'm a complete supporter of voter ID law, but I don't think that's what turned the election one way or the other."

The senator also said he's been lobbying in Washington to protect Wisconsin products affected by tariffs. He has discussed possible solutions with President Trump, but he agrees with the president that China is the primary problem.

"Rather as a unified front than other trading nations, I think we can demand compliance with these rules, so let’s think positively -- let’s hope his negotiation tactics succeed," said Johnson.

Senator Johnson did not say if he will support President Trump in 2020. He argued his focus right now is the 2018 election and did not commit to backing the president in two years.

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