Cutting To The Core With Wisconsin Voter ID
As Wisconsin voters head to the polls today for the spring primary they are reminded to take voter identification with them so to be able to cast a ballot. As we prepare to do that let us recall some simple facts that led us to this needless voter ID law.
We are all aware of the story about the boy who tore his dad’s lawn mower apart to make it run better. The fact the mower was not broken in the first place, and then cost even more to put back together, is the part of the story that is supposed to make us smile.
Truth is the Republicans in Wisconsin are like that boy. The voting system is the mower, and the cost associated with it for our democracy is far too high a price which now has to be paid. Much like the boy tried to find a problem with the mower the Republicans created voter ID for a problem that did not and does not exist at our polling places.
The GOP should not be rewarded for using partisan politics in this fashion.
Data shows that nothing nefarious was happening at the polling places in Wisconsin. NOTHING. There were no streams of voters pretending to be someone else, or voting twice. There were no throngs of folks using fake aliases to cast a ballot, and there were no elections that had been decided by all the wild claims. The only drama that takes place regarding elections are when Republicans breathlessly try to gin up their base with false-hoods about voter fraud.
We also need to be reminded that no Republican was able to stand up in the legislature and produce any court cases, judge’s rulings, or names of those who cast fraudulent votes. If there was such rampant voting abuses why did the Attorney General not investigate?
Voter ID remains one of the most shameful actions taken by Wisconsin Republicans.