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 registration-related matter.
I blogged about it after the 2008 presidential election - - also a big-turnout event - - and offer a few paragraphs about that experience:
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:
Fill-In WTMJ Talker Says Too Many Morons Might Be Voting