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Update II: See Voter ID forces attack voting rights, taking issue with Sensenbrenner's hypocrisy. (July 2013)
Updated: "There is no right more fundamental than the right to vote. It is the core of our democratic system of government, and its effective exercise preserves all other rights," said Wisconsin's U.S. Rep. James Sensenbrenner.
Contacted in early April for comment, his press office remains silent, not returning promised calls. [Update: Sensenbrenner's office: "I don’t have a comment for you on this, as it is a state law. But you are correct in pointing out that he was responsible for getting the VRA reauthorization passed through Congress in 2006 when he was Chair of the House Judiciary Committee."]
Weird. The VRA and its reauthorizations were passed to stop state voter obstruction efforts, but recent state voter obstruction efforts don't merit comment from the champion of the 2006 VRA.
For a time, I thought maybe Sensenbrenner would actually stick up for a principle of democracy.
- GOP War on Voting
- The Truth about Voter Fraud, a GOP Lie
- How Cries of Voter Fraud Cover Up GOP Elections Theft
- Bill Clinton: Voter ID Bills Are Worst Effort to Disenfranchise Voters Since Jim Crow Laws (VIDEO)
A 2006 study by the Brennan Center for Justice reports that 11 percent of U.S. citizens do not possess any government-issued photo ID. Point being that the GOP says they are not entitled to vote.
We is they.