To The Daily Sun,
Do you think that voter ID is a good thing? Well, a staffer for State Senator Dan Schultz (R-WI) recently quit politics because he was disgusted how dirty it's "played" in the state of Wisconsin.
He was directly involved when state representatives and senators were "crafting" the legislation for the voter ID guidelines. He said that they were "giddy" knowing that they were going to be able to have less people voting in future state and national elections. Why? Because many of Wisconsin's elderly, poor and students wouldn't be able to get those required IDs.
The state legislators of course pretended it would be "easy" to get those IDs and that the legislation was needed to eliminate that mythical "voter fraud." That same "voter fraud" which has been proven to be a great big fairy tale to share with our grandkids, like unicorns or men in the moon or Donald Trump's love of the truth. This is no different than the chicanery used by Southern states for almost a century to keep African-American citizens from being able to vote.
So now thousands of voters living in Wisconsin don't have the access to vote that all of us take for granted. There are many geographical areas in Wisconsin where the offices which issue these IDs are not open on a daily basis. One particular county's office is only open one Wednesday a month. Many people are not able to get to their county office as a result of those very limited hours. Many poor, elderly and students do not have access to vehicles or transportation or are working when the office is open for those few hours each month. They then must drive to Madison which is well over an hour away. On top of this, Wisconsin no longer allows federal employee IDs or most student IDs. This state is particularly targeting specific groups that are more likely to vote Democratic. As a result, the Department of Justice is looking into a lawsuit against the state's blatantly obvious "block the vote" program.
These Wisconsin state legislators knew beforehand that they were purposely going to suppress the voter turnout. They, along with Governor Scott Walker, have been part and parcel of an ongoing attempt to disenfranchise voters. This is one of the primary reasons that Todd Allaugh (the former staffer) has quit working for Senator Schultz.
By the way, that particular legislator was invited on the program to clarify his former staffer's allegations. Schultz scheduled two dates. At the last minute he cancelled both of them.
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