Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Walker's Voter Suppression Laws gets another look....

Slate's Dave Weigel has been doing a great job of covering tea party candidates around the country. This time around he included you know who, Scott Walker. 

His headline caught my attention right away:











Weigel wrote this: 
The 2012 election went incredibly smoothly in Wisconsin. Starting on Oct. 21, two weeks before the end of the election, voters could show up to early-voting sites and be done with their annual civic duty. Not registered? You could do that in person. Busy all week? Show up on Saturday or Sunday. The ease of the thing helped push Wisconsin turnout to 73.2 percent of eligible voters, up from 72.4 percent in 2008, the second-highest in the country. (Damn your eyes, Minnesota!)

This was clearly a problem, and it had to be fixed.
"Gov. Scott Walker has quietly signed into law a bill that limits in-person absentee voting to no later than 7 p.m. during the week and no weekend hours." 

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