Madison - Senate Republicans approved requiring people to show photo ID at the polls amid a cacophonous vote Thursday, with eight Democrats not even voting on the measure in protest and because of confusion over how the proceedings were conducted.We Shall Overcome? Are you SERIOUS?? I actually find that quite offensive.
Immediately afterward, the crowd in the Senate gallery thundered with chants of "Shame!" as Republicans exited the chamber. Later, they chanted, "Recall!" and sang, "We Shall Overcome."
"Requiring photo identification to vote will go a long way to eliminate the threat of voter fraud," Walker said in a statement. "If you need an ID to buy cold medicine, it's reasonable to require it to vote."Oh PULEEZ. How many of those who are said to be "disenfranchised" do NOT have an ID? We need an ID for nearly EVERYTHING these days. You wanna buy benadryl? ID please. Write a check? ID please. Rent a movie? ID please.
But Democrats decried the measure, saying it would do little to prevent voter fraud while disenfranchising thousands of minority, elderly and rural voters.
"This is voter suppression," said Sen. Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee). "This is voter disenfranchisement. This is voter confusion. This is voter restriction. This is a voter discouragement bill."
So why do the Democrats have such a problem with having to actually prove you are who you say you are in order to vote?? Fraud. MASSIVE fraud. There is no other reason why this bill has been brought up so many times, and has been vetoed by the former governor "Diamond Jim Doyle" just as many times. It's the ONLY reason that the thought of having to prove that you have the right to vote in a particular polling location makes their heads explode.
Thank you Governor Walker. It's nice to know that I will no longer be "disenfranchised" when my LEGAL vote is voided by a fraudulent vote.