These neo-Jim Crow bills were mostly fathered by the mighty ALEC, the plutocratic pressure group that serves the interests of the Kochs et al. What that cabal really wants is not secure elections, but no elections worthy of the name.

The first two pieces here are from Wisconsin, while the third one is a righteous NYTimes editorial.


Bill affects more than voter ID
Absentee ballots limited, primary date moved in new GOP version
By Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel

Madison – The latest version of a bill requiring voters to show photo ID at the polls would make sweeping changes to Wisconsin elections – moving the September primary to August, tightening rules on absentee ballots and ending straight-ticket voting.

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Diverse Voices Register Opposition to Unneeded Voter Identification Bill
Costly Plan Would Lead to Disenfranchisement, Targets Problem Which Does Not Exist

Madison – Opponents of proposed legislation to restrict voter access to the polls, gathered at the State Capitol Wednesday to condemn so-called Voter ID legislation as a costly, unnecessary plan, which could lead to the disenfranchisement of untold tens of thousands of eligible voters in every corner of Wisconsin.

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The Republican Threat to Voting

Less than a year before the 2012 presidential voting begins, Republican legislatures and governors across the country are rewriting voting laws to make it much harder for the young, the poor and African-Americans – groups that typically vote Democratic – to cast a ballot.

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One Comment to “Wisconsin’s so-called “voter ID bill” is actually an ANTI-VOTING BILL, as are the others like it nationwide (3 items)”

  • Soon, the only ‘qualified’, legally registered voters in this country will be the corporations-since Citizens United- guess they can vote!

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