Big government is pretty big when it obstructs your right to even voteCollege students will get an extra wrench thrown in the 2014 election as Scott Walker looks for that extra advantage that will get Walker the majority of the general election vote.
Add up all the GOP voter suppression efforts, and the GOP hopes this equals a victory in a close race.
Election dates in 2014 are being circulated now by municipal election clerks around the state.
The Fall Election Primary is being held August 12, instead of the traditional September, as most college students will not be moved in on August 12 for the Fall Semester, and therefore cannot register and vote, which will suppress the total college vote in the November 4 general elections. This is courtesy of the GOP which passed a law in 2011 moving the Fall primary date.
Every little bit of voter obstruction helps.
The GOP also passed legislation in 2011 that makes residency requirements 28 days, instead of 10 days.
This year the GOP wants to attack early voting, and force cities, towns and villages to stop all early voting on weekends and nights in an effort to obstruct voter registration and voting drives in Wisconsin cities.
The 2014 election dates are:
February 18 - Spring Election Primary
April 1 - Spring General Election
August 12 - Fall Election Primary
November 4 - Fall General Election
And the crown jewel of the GOP voter obstruction, Photo Voter ID, remains enjoined as violative of the Wisconsin Constitution, and faces a potentially landmark challenge in federal court as well.