Following Obama’s Victory, Wisconsin Governor Proposes New Limits On Voter Registration

  • metta

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    Nov 20, 2012 1:42 AM GMT
    Following Obama’s Victory, Wisconsin Governor Proposes New Limits On Voter Registration

    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/11/19/1217991/scott-walker-election-day-registration/
  • coolarmydude

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    Nov 20, 2012 2:55 AM GMT
    Walker pressed his case for ending same-day registration during a speech at the Ronald Reagan Library in California on Friday:
    “States across the country that have same-day registration have real problems because the vast majority of their states have poll workers who are wonderful volunteers, who work 13 hour days and who in most cases are retirees,” Walker said. “It’s difficult for them to handle the volume of people who come at the last minute. It’d be much better if registration was done in advance of election day. It’d be easier for our clerks to handle that. All that needs to be done.“


    Notice how none of the poll workers were complaining, but he complains on their "behalf?"
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    Nov 20, 2012 4:39 AM GMT
    Whether people supported Obama, Romney or Rosanne Barr, I want to be assured that the integrity of the voting system is protected to prevent ANY sort of voter fraud.

    Get rid of voter precincts and let people cast their ballot at any polling place with a national voter registration. Allow absentee ballots, or provisional ballots, in limited cases, and use the electoral stain to prevent double voting.
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    Nov 20, 2012 4:49 AM GMT
    I didn't read the article. I only looked at the first picture.

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    Then I knew it was nothing but political propaganda, and copy/pasted the picture here because Kahlua told me to.
  • mke_bt

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    Nov 20, 2012 4:53 AM GMT

    He's just so full of shit. The poll workers know what to expect when they sign up for the job - huge voter turnout. They're not the ones complaining. Eighty-seven percent of registered voters in Milwaukee and 70% total in the state cast a ballot in this past election. That's what worries him. Sorry Scotty, your gerrymandered districts don't work in national elections.
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    Nov 20, 2012 6:38 AM GMT
    I know the G.O.P. loves to trot out these hoary images of Black Panthers accosting lily-white voters and evil Liberals toting trunks of costumes and wigs so they can run in and out of voting precincts hundreds of times, but this election clearly taught us that voter fraud happens at the administrative level: discouraging people from voting, outright tricking them, destroying registrations, gerrymandering districts, and making the whole process so convoluted that it becomes a national disgrace.
  • Sportsfan1

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    Nov 20, 2012 1:23 PM GMT
    We cannot let him get away with this.
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    Nov 20, 2012 1:48 PM GMT
    What the GOP learned from this election is that they need to work harder to disenfranchise people if they intend to continue running on policies that are extremely unpopular with the American people.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 20, 2012 1:57 PM GMT
    Very sad.... we need a democratic replacement in Wisconsin.....

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    Nov 20, 2012 2:30 PM GMT
    That was already going to kick in, this is nothing new.

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    Nov 20, 2012 2:44 PM GMT
    The fight against same day voter registration is so bizarre to me. In a country where only 60% of the people, at most, exercise their right to vote it seems like we would focus on how to get them IN the polls not keep people out.

    Thats just me though.
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    Nov 20, 2012 2:46 PM GMT
    mocktwinkles saidThat was already going to kick in, this is nothing new.



    It never fails to amaze me how un-free your country actually is. So, why can't people register to vote on the same day?
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    Nov 20, 2012 2:51 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    mocktwinkles saidThat was already going to kick in, this is nothing new.



    It never fails to amaze me how un-free your country actually is. So, why can't people register to vote on the same day?


    Because of voter fraud. How do they know voter fraud is happening? Obama got elected, and there is NO WAY a black man could get elected without voter fraud taking place!!!!

    Someone think of the children!
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    Nov 20, 2012 2:59 PM GMT
    Chainers saidThe fight against same day voter registration is so bizarre to me. In a country where only 60% of the people, at most, exercise their right to vote it seems like we would focus on how to get them IN the polls not keep people out.

    Thats just me though.


    Duh, we only want people who agree with us to vote. Everyone else is clearly biased and wrong. Big Brother will tell you who to vote for and you will gladly comply, dammit!
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    Nov 20, 2012 3:42 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    mocktwinkles saidThat was already going to kick in, this is nothing new.



    It never fails to amaze me how un-free your country actually is. So, why can't people register to vote on the same day?


    Different states have different rules and they decide accordingly.
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    Nov 20, 2012 4:57 PM GMT
    mocktwinkles said
    meninlove said
    mocktwinkles saidThat was already going to kick in, this is nothing new.



    It never fails to amaze me how un-free your country actually is. So, why can't people register to vote on the same day?


    Different states have different rules and they decide accordingly.


    Ah, so it's a hodge podge of sorta freedom.

    Interesting, in all of Canada you can register the same day as you vote.
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    Nov 20, 2012 4:58 PM GMT
    What a cop-out. This is the exact reason I don't trust anything you or any other (R)epublicans here have to post. When faced with a sincere scenario, your response is to brush it off like it's miniscule and unimportant?




    mocktwinkles saidThat was already going to kick in, this is nothing new.

  • Vaughn

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    Nov 20, 2012 5:00 PM GMT
    I don't think it's that big of deal but banning it is kinda silly.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 20, 2012 10:28 PM GMT
    The governor of Wisconsin is just being a sore loser because Romney didn't win Wisconsin's electoral votes and that Obama was reelected. I guess it hurts to have egg yolk and whipped creme on his face. Oh well, tough shit.
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    Nov 20, 2012 11:50 PM GMT
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    Nov 20, 2012 11:55 PM GMT
    ConfederateGhost saidWhat a cop-out. This is the exact reason I don't trust anything you or any other (R)epublicans here have to post. When faced with a sincere scenario, your response is to brush it off like it's miniscule and unimportant?




    mocktwinkles saidThat was already going to kick in, this is nothing new.



    I'm not a republican.
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    Nov 21, 2012 12:13 AM GMT
    Anything to distract from the message....
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    Nov 21, 2012 12:21 AM GMT
    Even here in Red Georgia, this election has led many to declare "I'm not a Republican.".

    You can't find a Romney sticker on any car now, only two weeks after the election. By comparison, there were lots of McCain/Palin stickers around 3 years later.

    Losing this one is going to be a lot more devastating than previous elections.
  • KissTheSky

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    Nov 21, 2012 2:18 AM GMT
    Here's a thought: instead of trying to steal elections by embarking on a voter suppression campaign, perhaps the Republicans could instead adopt positions that more people will vote for?
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Nov 21, 2012 2:23 AM GMT
    GeorgeLifts saidEven here in Red Georgia, this election has led many to declare "I'm not a Republican.".

    You can't find a Romney sticker on any car now, only two weeks after the election. By comparison, there were lots of McCain/Palin stickers around 3 years later.

    Losing this one is going to be a lot more devastating than previous elections.


    I wish that were the case here in Florida. I can only speak for the Orlando area, but there are still Romney signs in lots of yards and a huge one in front of a landscape business south of the Orlando airport. That business also displays a large "Fire Obama" sign. And I still see at least a half dozen cars each day with Romney/Ryan stickers.

    The great news is Obama took Orange and Osceola Counties (part of metro Orlando) by well over 60 percent of the vote. All done with nary an Obama sign to be seen, but lots of bumper stickers though......