, who’s with the Associate Counsel, Wisconsin Institute for Law
& Liberty, a group supporting the new voter ID law, has come out against
those Republicans and conservative voters who are objecting to the new
electronic proof of ID rules. Cell phones can now be used to show online bills.
Accountability Board adopted an interpretation of law permitting people
registering to vote to present electronic versions of utility bills and bank
statement as proof of residency.
If that sounds reasonable, than why does this guy like it? Check it out:
Menomonee falls Patch: Republicans have, predictably, started blasting the GAB. The Milwaukee
Journal Sentinel quotes Representative Robin Vos as saying, "Once
again the GAB is showing that they do not share the public's concern that voter
integrity is maintained throughout the process." Jay Weber this morning was
blasting it as unnecessary and catering to the "lazy asses." Charlie Sykes teased
the topic before his show in a manner that suggested he would be critical
(although he has not mentioned it yet as I'm writing this).
This reaction is an overreaction. While I'm certainly
no fan of the GAB*, and support photo identification for voting**, this new
ruling creates virtually no increased opportunity for fraud. Consider the
following: The ruling does not permit any new types of documents — only
electronic versions of the exact same documents that were permissible
Many people (myself included) no longer get physical bills or
statements in the mail. We've gone paperless, for many reasons: resource
conservation; faster notification; easier filing and storage for future use,
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