|Ernest A. Canning is a Vietnam veteran and |
critic of Scott Walker and the GOP's war on voting
Update: Wisconsin Supreme Court refuses to take up voter ID cases (April 16, 2012)
Ernest A. Canning is a Vietnam vet (4th Infantry, Central Highlands 1968), and arguably the most incisive analyst on Scott Walker and the Republicans' attempt to keep registered voters from voting in Wisconsin. The war against voting is fought in a nationwide theater, but the Recall against Scott Walker has given Wisconsin voter obstruction national prominence as the most restrictive Voter ID in the nation, and for the moment the most important.
If-ya-can't beat 'em, disenfranchise 'em. The purpose of photo ID can be seen in the adverse impact on the poor, the elderly, minorities and students, none of whom tend to vote for GOP candidates
Check out his interview with Joan Brunwasser at OpEd News.Two cases remain in federal court, and two in Wisconsin state court.
Wisconsin federal court cases
- Frank v. Walker, (Case 11cv1128), U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
- Jones et al v. Jones v. Deininger et al (Case 2:12-cv-00185), U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
- League of Women Voters of Wisconsin v. Walker (Case 11CV4669)
- Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP v. Walker (Case 11CV5492)
"Every United States citizen age 18 or older who is a resident of an election district in this state is a qualified elector of that district."