MILWAUKEE (AP) -- State Sen. Mary Lazich was adamant: The bill Republicans were about to push through the Wisconsin state Senate, requiring that voters present identification at the polls, would do no harm. "Not a single voter in this state will be disenfranchised by the ID law," Lazich promised.
Well, I spent five years looking for someone who got disenfranchised and I finally found one! IN YOUR FACE REPUBLICANS!!!By one estimate, 300,000 eligible voters in the state lacked valid photo IDs heading into the election...
Wow, that's 10.7% of the total voters and it took you this long to find a single person to talk about? How pathetic are your journalistic skills douchebag? Oh and for the record, 700,000 more people voted after the law (2016) than before it (2012), a 75% increase. So how does it make sense that 300,000 people are missing?... it is unknown how many people did not vote because they didn't have proper identification.
I thought it was 300,000, no?But it is not hard to find the Navy veteran whose out-of-state driver's license did not suffice, or the dying woman whose license had expired, or the recent graduate whose student ID was deficient... (after a five year search)
Stop. The military veteran should have brought his military ID, like they do for all other things. That's how it's done an any soldier who doesn't realize that is an idiot. If the dying woman can vote, she can also go get her license. In fact, if Wisconsin is like every other state I've lived in, she could get it in the mail. And when has a student ID ever meant sh*t anywhere off campus except bars near the school. Try giving that to a cop when you get caught speeding. These are not legitimate gripes. These are idiots who have the ID they need and didn't bother to bring it.In the end, Wisconsin's 10 Electoral College votes went to Republican Donald Trump, who defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton by roughly 22,000 votes. But the battle over voter ID laws continues.
See, Hillary would have won by 280,000 votes if all 300,000 not-really-missing votes had been counted.Under the Wisconsin law, voters must present a driver's license, state ID, passport, military ID, naturalization papers or tribal ID to vote. A student ID is acceptable only if it has a signature and a two-year expiration date. Those who do not have their ID can cast a provisional ballot that will be counted only if they return with the proper ID within a few days of the election.
Sympathy switching to contempt. So you have to be a dipshit not to have the right documentation in the first place. Yep. And if you are such a dipshit, you can still come back a few days later to make sure your vote counts after they tell you what exactly to go get... documents you can get in half a day. Yep. How utterly stupid and/or lazy do you need to be for this to affect you?Supporters have long argued such restrictions are needed to prevent voter fraud, while critics have decried the laws as undermining democracy and leading to the disenfranchisement of elderly and minority voters such as Harris.
Hmm. Are minorities really that dumb or are you using them condescendingly to make a fake point? And if they are... should they be voting anyways?