"Traditionally it's always been Republicans suppressing votes in places," Justin Clark, a senior political adviser and senior counsel to Trump's re-election campaign, said at the event.
It's going to be a much bigger program, a much more aggressive program, a much better-funded program.".
Asked about the remarks by AP, Clark said he was referring to false accusations that the GOP engages in voter suppression.
"As should be clear from the context of my remarks, my point was that Republicans historically have been falsely accused of voter suppression and that it is time we stood up to defend our own voters," Clark said.
Attendees included the state Senate's top Republican, Scott Fitzgerald, along with the executive director of the Wisconsin Republican Party.
Mike Browne, deputy director of One Wisconsin Now, said Clark's comments suggest the Trump campaign plans to engage in "underhanded tactics" to win the election.
"It's clear there's no law Donald Trump and his right-wing machine won't bend, break or ignore to try to win the presidency. »