|As soon as ya free em, they'll start wanting free stuff|
If you're black or brown and don't have an ID, leave. That's the message the Scott Walker adminstration is delivering to minorities with help from local and state bureaucrats.
After being forced to provide a path, (under challenge in federal court), for citizens to obtain free IDs for voting, the Walker adminstration is trying to stop any side benefits of using the ID for identification purposes, (Marley, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel).
The new move, proposed by the Republican-led DMV, is intended to demean, frustrate and delegitimize minorities, the elderly, the disabled, and college-age adults.
'I just won't vote, too much hassle,' is the sentiment Republicans wish to induce in enough people to swing close elections. It's a tactical voter suppression scheme of a larger social engineering project.
The newly proposed Republican games come as U.S. District Judge James Peterson is hearing a major voting rights case and deciding whether this Republican-led state is sufficiently publicizing the path to obtaining new IDs and for those citizens rejected by the DMV, the ID Petition Process, (IDPP).
The case is One Wisconsin Institute v. Thomsen, (U.S. District Court of the Western District of Wisconsin (Case 15-cv-324)).
Wrote Judge Peterson: "IT IS ORDERED that, by September 22, 2016, defendants shall provide a thorough report to the court of the State’s efforts to inform the general public that receipts valid for voting are available to those who enter the IDPP, [ID Petition Process]."
Confusing Wisconsin citizens by publicizing a newly proposed scheme that would confuse the means to obtain IDs and limit the uses of IDs the week before voting begins surly is not what Peterson had in mind in his order mandating the state of Wisconsin inform the general public about the IDPP so no citizen is disenfranchised.
Voting rights activists should alert U.S. District Judge James Peterson fast about this new development in One Wisconsin Institute v. Thomsen.