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Wisconisn Governor Scott Walker gestures as he addresses the second session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, August 28, 2012 REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES  - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
This one's for you, Mr. Koch. Again, I mean.
Well, add another Republican voting restriction to the pile.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Thursday signed a measure into law that eliminates absentee voting on weekends ahead of elections but vetoed a provision that restricted weekday voting hours across the state.
Yeah, you're a peach. Please stand to receive your not-as-big-a-jerk-as-you-could-have-been trophy. (The vetoed provision would have limited the maximum number of hours state polling places could be open to receive absentee ballots in the days before an election, in keeping with the general theory that voting must be carefully rationed lest it become too easy to do.)

Who benefits from early voting opportunities on weekends? People with 9-to-5 jobs. People who are low enough in the workplace hierarchy that they can't just duck out to vote. You know, the kind of working-class folks that Scott Walker has made punching bags of throughout his tenure.

Originally posted to Hunter on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 12:33 PM PDT.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive and Daily Kos.

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