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View Diary: Voter Suppression in WI (video) (42 comments)

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  •  I see red whenever I think about this (5+ / 0-)

    I called my Republican Assemblyman's office to get some answers about this mess.  The snot-nosed aide that I talked to had all the (wrong) answers.   I told him the Republicans kept saying the ID was free, so I asked where's the money set aside to help people pay to get their birth certificates?  Obviously, there is no financial aid for people who have to pay for obtaining a copy of their birth certificate - usually 20 bucks in Wisconsin, but it can run to 100 or more when dealing with other states.  So much for "free" voter ID. Then he had the guts to tell me that you always needed to show a photograph the first time you voted, said it was no big deal, everybody just shows their driver's license.  I was stunned.  I'm old enough to have voted before driver's licenses had photos, and having a DL or a photo has never been a requirement to vote.  A utility bill was enough proof, and there were several other alternatives.  He said I was wrong.  So I double checked my facts, called him back and said it isn't a good thing to lie to constituents, and maybe if he and the assemblyman had looked into the facts and the process, they may not have thought it was such a great idea.  Unfortunately, I think my assemblyman is dumber than the aide, but they both are accomplished liars.

    •  You go, Badjuh! (1+ / 0-)
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      noise of rain

      The ignorance and entitlement and smugness are unbelievable.

      These people have NO IDEA how thousands of their fellow citizens live.

    •  It has become apparent to me (1+ / 0-)
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      The current Republicans now in power,don't care if their constituents have the correct information,particularly if they know we don't support their agenda.
      Currently all of the 'checks and balances' good government relies on are ineffectual.
      They have been replaced by arrogance,derision,and indifference.This is nasty.
      Passing on good information and the recall/s are our only hope.

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