GOP advances photo ID bill, as Dems blast provisions for students
By Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel
May 3, 2011 1:49 p.m

Madison — Republicans on an Assembly committee voted for a bill Tuesday to require people to show photo ID to vote, but Democrats ripped the measure because few if any existing college IDs could be used for voting.

Republicans who control the Legislature plan to pass the bill this month. GOP Gov. Scott Walker supports requiring photo ID to vote.

To make its IDs compliant with the requirements of the bill, the University of Wisconsin-Madison would have to put addresses on them. UW officials are reluctant to do that because the IDs include magnetic strips that open doors to door rooms, and students would be at risk of break-ins if they lost them.

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One Comment to “Block-the-vote bill moving forward in Wisconsin”

  • Compromising the security of students does not matter to the GOP—they would just as soon see liberal students compromised. Just as long as they don’t vote. These voter ID laws are pending in nearly every state with a GOP majority. The Brennan Center says more than 20 million people will find it difficult to vote if these laws are passed.

    Got this today from a far right winger, describing to me why she cannot stand liberals:

    If a conservative sees a U.S. flag, his heart swells with pride.
    If a liberal sees a U.S. flag, he feels shame.
    If a conservative doesn’t like guns, they don’t buy them.
    If a liberal doesn’t like guns, then no one else should have one either.
    If a conservative is a vegetarian, he won’t eat meat.
    If a liberal is a vegetarian, they want to ban all meat products for everyone.
    If a conservative sees a foreign threat, he thinks about how to defeat it.
    If a liberal see an enemy he wonders what he can do to appease him.
    Learn more…get enlightened…grow stronger

    These people make me want to puke! Sorry, Mark, had to say it!

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