Republican Voter Suppression Law Reveals Their Lack of Confidence in Scott Walker as He Ties Mary Burke in New Poll
See, the GOP-dominated Legislature already secured
their seats in the election through gerrymandering. They picked their
constituents and drew their districts around them.
Walker, who has to win a statewide race, isn’t so
The solution? Implement the most stringent voter ID
law in the country (which has been blocked by the courts), then chip away at
voting rights of urban residents, minority voters, students, and the elderly.
Then, try to empower partisan electoral workers and poll “watchers” to ensure
that voting becomes a hassle on Election Day. And, for good measure, throw a
bone or two to shadowy electioneering groups and lobbyists.
The latest round of election bills is the Republican majority’s last-ditch attempt to boost Walker’s chances at the polls. (Well, there may be one more chance, if Walker calls a special session to ram through some sort of voter ID law if the courts don’t rule as he wishes.)The spate of voter suppression bills shows that the state GOP doesn’t seem to have much confidence in their leader. Their internal polling must be showing some Walker vulnerability, perhaps on his lack of job creation, or they’re afraid that he’ll be doing a perp walk before November. Who knows—perhaps they’re trying to run up the score in November to provide a bigger boost his presidential aspirations so he’ll quit early and leave the state.
Either way, this is no way to govern. It’s ugly and anti-democratic and corrupt.