Thursday, February 27, 2014

Dale Schultz Will Oppose WI Voting Restrictions

Hat tip to the MAL Contends blog for confirming the impending death of legislation to impose right-wing-inspired restrictions on early, in-person absentee voting in Wisconsin:

In a victory for voting rights, Wisconsin State Senator Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center) announced he will vote against a bill attacking early voting in Wisconsin.
Schultz announced his opposition to AB 54 and Senate Bill 324 through an aide in a phone conversation with Mal Contends this morning, effectively killing the anti-early voting legislation...
Schultz said he will join Sen. Frank Lasee (R-De Pere) in voting 'No' if SB 324 comes to a floor vote.... 
As all 15 Wisconsin Democratic Senators are against the bill, Schultz' opposition makes a floor vote on the bill unlikely as it would lose 17-16.

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