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Wisconsin Assembly passes GOP-backed voter ID bill
yahoo news ^ | 19 May 2011

Posted on 05/19/2011 9:30:30 AM PDT by CounterCounterCulture

MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) – The Wisconsin state Assembly passed a Republican-backed bill on Wednesday that will stiffen requirements for voter identification at polling places and was decried by Democrats as targeting their constituents.

The Assembly passed the bill by a vote of 60-35 and sent it on to the Senate, which is also controlled by Republicans. Democrats introduced more than 50 amendments, all of which failed.

The measure was expected to further split the partisan divisions in the state after the recent bruising battle over newly elected Republican governor Scott Walker's successful campaign to weaken public sector union bargaining rights.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: aliens; electionfraud; votefraud; voterfraud; voterid; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown

1 posted on 05/19/2011 9:30:38 AM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: CounterCounterCulture

a photo ID is a good first step, step #2 would be to dip fingers in ink. that would deter people beign bussed from one joint to another all day long, being handed a new ID card each place.


2 posted on 05/19/2011 9:33:50 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

It did target their traditional voting block - the dead, the illegal, the fraudulent, etc.


3 posted on 05/19/2011 9:34:21 AM PDT by hometoroost (Love the Onion story on a closed-ceremony "transparency" award. Oh wait, that actually happened.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Why didn’t the CSer Dems just leave the state again?


4 posted on 05/19/2011 9:35:17 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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Rats, I thought this was from this week. It's actually from last week...

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5 posted on 05/19/2011 9:38:19 AM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

same here in MN...only Guv Marx Dayton will veto it.


6 posted on 05/19/2011 9:44:32 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

So for the D’Rats they write laws requiring citizens to show their ID at almost every public transaction yet they don’t want to require the same for voters. We know that song quite well.


7 posted on 05/19/2011 9:46:58 AM PDT by tflabo
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To: CounterCounterCulture

I hope the Senate passes it and Walker signs. The more voter ID bills before the next election, the better.


8 posted on 05/19/2011 9:50:54 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama will be president until 2017.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
The measure was expected to further split the partisan divisions in the state after the recent bruising battle over newly elected Republican governor Scott Walker's successful campaign to weaken public sector union bargaining rights.

Then let them split. There is no more disparate view of the world than the Satanic demoncratic view and the common-sense republican world view. Why should we partake in their insanity with them?

9 posted on 05/19/2011 10:14:01 AM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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10 posted on 05/19/2011 10:15:07 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I don’t get it. Why would Minnesota elect a comfortable majority of Republican legislators but a Democrat for Governor? (Other than the election theft?)


11 posted on 05/19/2011 10:16:33 AM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

“and was decried by Democrats as targeting their constituents.”

Why don’t they help their constituents get actual id’s instead of encouraging them to steal utilitiy bills for identification?


12 posted on 05/19/2011 10:16:53 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: CounterCounterCulture

The Republicans must have invested in this company:

http://www.identityprops.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=license


13 posted on 05/19/2011 10:28:27 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: fwdude
A third party candidate split the vote.
14 posted on 05/19/2011 10:30:13 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: fwdude
The local media did a better job demoniziing Emmer than they did demonizing individual GOP candidates and Emmer didn't run that great a campaign.
15 posted on 05/19/2011 10:32:09 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

>> same here in MN...only Guv Marx Dayton will veto it.

Just like our former Wisconsin governor, Diamond Jim Doyle, did on several occasions.

STAY THE COURSE! The tide will turn, eventually.


16 posted on 05/19/2011 10:34:52 AM PDT by Mike-o-Matic
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To: CounterCounterCulture
The Republicans need to start passing "Ballot Security" measures requiring all voted ballots be kept in a secure location under the guard of a Police Officer and Poll Watchers.
This BS of "Oh look we found Ballots in the basement we forgot" has to STOP.
Any Ballots not keep in the secure location will not be counted. Anyone caught attempting to tamper with "Voted Ballots will go directly to jail and given a fair trial and nice hangin'.
Couldn't resist that last part.
17 posted on 05/19/2011 10:37:41 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Hopefully this will go into effect before the next election!


18 posted on 05/19/2011 10:40:31 AM PDT by proudpapa
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Hopefully this will go into effect before the next election!


19 posted on 05/19/2011 10:44:46 AM PDT by proudpapa
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To: fwdude

Perhaps the democrat governor was not up for re-election yet, but the legislature makeup shifted to Republican.


20 posted on 05/19/2011 10:48:22 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

No, Emmer lost to Dayton (barely.) Earlier replies made sense; a third party candidate was the spoiler.


21 posted on 05/19/2011 10:54:22 AM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture; 10Ring; 13yearconservative; 53543freedom; 62pc62; aesop64; ...

Great news, Wisconsin Freepers! Hope it becomes law soon!


22 posted on 05/19/2011 11:01:04 AM PDT by seekthetruth (Voted for BHO to prove you're not racist? Vote for anyone else in 2012 to prove you're not an idiot)
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To: fwdude

“split the partisan divisions”

Music to my ears.


23 posted on 05/19/2011 11:17:32 AM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

24 posted on 05/19/2011 11:28:15 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Doctor 2Brains
Why didn’t the CSer Dems just leave the state again?

That "quirky" quorum rule only applies to revenue bills, voter ID has no fiscal component. If the demo senators booked the vote could have been taken without the 50 odd annoying amendments and it still would have passed.

Regards,
GtG

25 posted on 05/19/2011 1:37:35 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


26 posted on 05/19/2011 3:52:07 PM PDT by HiJinx (Old Cold Warrior)
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To: newzjunkey

The Senate did pass it and Walker will sign it.

BUT, I received notice this AM that the GAB (Gov. Accountability Board — formerly the election commission) is instituting on line registration for voters, although they will have the show a photo ID and show up in person to complete the process. As far as I know, this was not discussed in the legislature, and I suspect that it is just another opening for fraud.

THe GAB is NOT our friend, and Walker should clean out that den of pestilence.


27 posted on 05/19/2011 5:35:28 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Falcon4.0

Agree with all you say, PLUS resurrect our old ballot boxes that were steel and had locks for transporting ballots to city hall, or to the county. These plastic bags they provide are difficult to secure.


28 posted on 05/19/2011 5:38:30 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: proudpapa

Unfortunately not. The voter ID law will not go into effect until 2012. We have recall elections in 2011.


29 posted on 05/19/2011 5:40:39 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: fwdude

Makes sense.


30 posted on 05/19/2011 5:43:26 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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