This stuff just doesn’t make any sense. Once again, Republicans in the state legislature are working hard to make it even more difficult for us to vote. Why? Shouldn’t their goal, our collective goal, be to make it easier for citizens to vote? 

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Nope. Republicans, as part of a nationwide effect launched years ago, don’t want higher levels of voting. Why? Because strategists within the GOP are concerned that higher voter turnout will result in more votes for Democrats. Paul Weyrich, a UW grad and one-time leader of the American Legislative Exchange Council, an conservative organization behind much of the legislation that shows up on the desks of legislators, is quoted in “The Fall of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest of a Bastion and the Future of American Politics,” as saying, “They want everyone to vote. I don’t want everybody to vote.” He adds, “ … our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down.”

Here is Wisconsin, the GOP has taken this to heart and legislation like the bills introduced this week, cloaked in the righteous “to restore faith in our elections” mantra, are a bogus attempt to limit the number of people voting. 

Don’t take our word for it: read this article from the Wisconsin Examiner, and this one from the Journal Sentinel.

Then let Allex Dallman (our 41st State Assembly rep), and Joan Ballweg, (14th State Senate rep) know that these bills represent solutions to nonexistent problems and that the supposed “lack of faith” in our elections was created by the unsubstantiated lies and misinformation churned out by the Republican Party.

Rep. Alex Dallman
State Capitol, Room 412N
PO Box 8952
Madison, WI 53708
Toll-free (888) 534-0041 or (608) 266-8077

Email: Rep.Dallman@legis.wi.gov

Sen. Joan Ballweg
Room 409 South
State Capitol
PO Box 7882
Madison, WI 53708
Telephone: (608) 266-0751

Email: Sen.Ballweg@legis.wisconsin.gov

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