You would think the party that lost November 6th after so badly
botching campaign truth-in-advertising - - 'Chrysler is moving Ohio jeep
production to China' - - and election-night (Dick Morris, et al)
predicting- - 'Romney will win in a landslide' - - would give its
penchant for fantasy and false-speaking a rest, but not Scott Walker
when it comes to why Wisconsin should get rid of election-day voter
If you listen to Walker, his proposal to end it has nothing to do with
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan getting drubbed on November 6th in Wisconsin
through record turnout when about one-sixth of the votes were cast after same-day
registrations, often by students and those mean-spirited "urban
voters" that Ryan blamed for his defeat.
No - - Walker is concerned with those overworked "wonderful volunteers" who choose to work the polls election day and had a lot of registration paperwork to handle.
I've done a bit of poll-watching in more than one Milwaukee election and I
have never seen or heard a poll worker complain or face any unmanageable
I blogged about it after the 2008 presidential election - - also a
big-turnout event - - and offer a few paragraphs about that experience:
I was a volunteer Democratic observer for
the November, 2008 election at the City of Milwaukee Central Library
polling place and was paired with a very nice Republican poll-watcher
who'd been sent in, as I recall, from Eagle, WI in Waukesha County to
help us city folk run a clean election.
We chatted and watched all day long as the experienced poll workers there ran a flawless, open and honest process.
At the end of the day, the GOP fella agreed that the poll operation had been perfect, and off he went....
I heard a similar story from another
observer who worked in Riverwest, again where things went off without a
hitch, and the out-of-county GOP observer went home without seeing the
fraud they're propagandized to expect.
You might also want to read the remarks of poll workers
interviewed after Walker made his get rid of same-day registration proposal.
Or the comments from election clerks
who said it was a bad idea, too.
So let's tell the truth here and call it for what it is: voter suppression.
Walker and any legislator backing such anti-democratic legislation
should be severely criticized for backing yet another way to restrict
voting for purely partisan and self-serving gain, because legislating
off talk radio
talking points and insulting arguments makes a mockery of governance:
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Fill-In WTMJ Talker Says Too Many Morons Might Be Voting
AM 620 WTMJ radio used Missouri talker Nick Reed as a fill-in for Charlie Sykes this morning.
The portion of the show I heard in my car towards noon was his argument against same-day voter registration.
Reed said that having more of something - - like friends, or cars, or voters - - doesn't mean its necessarily a good thing.
Especially if you don't know who these new voters are, or what they think, or whether 80% of them are morons.