Sep 12, 2014

Voter ID Makes It Easier to Vote, Says Wisconsin DoJ Atty

"(Requiring photo voter ID) will make it easier to vote," said Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Assistant Attorney General Clayton Kawski during oral arguments today (14-2058; Ruthelle Frank v. Scott Walker).

This is an absurd statement and is representative of the nature of the argumentation from the voter obstruction party with Scott Walker and Wisconsin Atty General J.B. Van Hollen at the helm in Wisconsin.

As a veteran election inspector who worked the low turn-out affair in February 2012 Spring primary in the one election when photo voter ID was used in Wisconsin (no statewide election were held that day), I can attest that some two to three minutes are added to the voting process for each voter, a time unit that is increased exponentially during high turn-out elections when there will be long lines.

Each voter's extra time is added to the voters' waiting in line in high turnout affairs.

As for a single voter operating under a photo voter ID law, each voter reports to the voter roll's table, states her name and address and then presents her ID.

The ID is then checked by two election inspectors both of whom check names, dates, photo resemblance, check against acceptable photo IDs, hands back the ID before handing a voter number and sending the voter to the ballot table to pick up a ballot.

This is a substantial delay, and would make for lines resembling Florida and Ohio.

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