|Wisconsin Tech school students: Still waiting |
on word from Scott Walker
That woman is Marge Curtin—disenfranchised.
Update II: 69-year old veteran Gil Paar was shocked when poll workers told him his photo I.D. from the V.A. wasn’t on the accepted list. ... “There’s a possibility that a veteran could have only this type of I.D., because he’s had a stroke, let’s say, up at the V.A. hospital. And because of that, he had his driver’s license taken away. So case in point, he would have only this Veterans Administration I.D. through the hospital.
“And they’re telling me I can’t use it, I couldn’t use it. this is not right. you’ve got a guy who serves, does his time in the Air Force, or Army or the Navy, and then he comes home and can’t vote? What the f—- did I go in for?” (Racine Jounral-Times)
Update: U.S. senators on Tuesday asked the Government Accountability Office to study what they called an "alarming number" of new state laws that will make it "significantly harder" for millions of eligible voters to cast ballots this November.
As an observer from the NAACP looked on, the 200-plus voters in one Fitchburg voting district yesterday presented an electorate irritated with the GOP's new voter ID requirements.
Wisconsin's voter ID law was passed without any Democratic votes, and no dissenting Republican votes.
Rejected, per the new statute, yesterday was an Army Reserve ID that did not include an expiration date.
Many comments from voters were made to election workers: Including "What's next, retina scans?" and "Here to pay my poll tax."
One woman who was inexplicably purged from the polls and tried to re-register objected to the voter registration process as too invasive.
Though the voter ID law, Republicans say, is intended to stop rampant voter impersonation at the polls, not one case of voter impersonation in Wisconsin has been prosecuted going back decades.
But Republicans remain optimistic they can stop enough Democratic-leaning citizens from voting to sway a close election, concentrating on suppressing college and tech students, the elderly and black voters in Milwaukee.
A research report by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Employment and Training Institute shows that over 177,000 elderly persons in Wisconsin aged 65 and older do not possess a driver's license or state photo identification.