Wisconsin voter suppression alert



Robin J. Vos is a Republican Party member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 63rd Assembly District since 2004. Vos is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC, serving as Wisconsin state leader.

In case you had forgotten, ALEC  (American Legislative Exchange Council) is an organization of state legislators which favors federalism and conservative public policy solutions. They literally write legislation for Republican Congress members, who then do whatever they can to pass it. The Nation:

Of all the Kochs’ investments in right-wing organizations, ALEC provides some of the best returns: it gives the Kochs a way to make their brand of free-market fundamentalism legally binding.

All that was just to give you a little background on who's behind the Voter I.D. laws in Wisconsin.

Via WisPolitics:

Incoming Assembly speaker Robin Vos told Sunday’s “UpFront with Mike Gousha” that requiring a photo ID for voting will be a priority in the upcoming legislative session.

“Having photo ID is something that is broadly supported by the public. It is something that I really hope we will have in place by the next general election,” he said about the law that has been hung up in the courts. [...]

He added a swipe at same-day registration, under fire from many Republicans.

Governor Scott Walker supports this, of course. Anything to make it harder for voters to, you know, vote, right Republicans?

Same-day registrants tended to vote Democratic, including minorities and students. And Walker and his pals might want to pay attention to WI county clerks who say, “There’s no way we’d be in favor” of eliminating same-day voter registration.

Even though the Justice Department already examining ways to make voting easier, that doesn't seem to deter voter suppressionists like Vos. Only a few weeks ago, Romney's Wisconsin co-chair said he would have “absolutely” won the state with the Voter ID law. There's your motive, not faux concerns over Voter I.D. fraud.

Again, it’s the Republicans who have tried to suppress the vote in several Republican-run states, and from the reports I’ve seen, it’s Republicans who have been caught committing voter fraud.

Voter I.D. fraud is nearly non-existent, and, of course, the GOP-generated Voter I.D. laws affect mostly Democratic voters.