Sunday, November 6, 2016

Wisconsin's Voter Suppression scheme goes national again, while an unhappy Rep. Robin Vos whines about record early voter turnout.

Wisconsin is again getting bad national press over our voter suppression laws:
This election cycle, 14 states have new voter ID laws, with eight of them limiting what kind of identification voters can use. Some people say the photo ID laws make it easier to vote and harder to cheat in voting booths, but are the new provisions targeting certain groups unfairly? NBC investigative correspondent Ronan Farrow reports for TODAY.
Note: The really loud hum starting off the clip (for 23 seconds-sorry) was a technical problem at MSNBC's site.



Rep. Robin Vos admits to Voter Suppression Tactic: In a surreal political move, Rep. Robin Vos came out swinging against the highest early voter turnout ever, as if that was a bad thing.
Wisconsin hit record early voting Friday in the wake of a federal court order allowing expanded absentee balloting, and the GOP leader of the state Assembly called for restricting the practice to make early voting more uniform across rural and urban areas.Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) said:
"We're probably going to have to look at it again to make sure that everybody in the state has the same chance to vote. It shouldn't be up to an unelected judge to have the final say."
Judge Peterson did away with early voter restrictions because they didn't make sense.
Peterson also found requiring early voting to occur at only one location was unconstitutional because it put a greater burden on voters in Milwaukee and other large cities, where many minorities live. It is much easier for a small town to accommodate voters with a single location than Milwaukee and other urban centers, he wrote.

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