Enough Is Enough – ‘Wisconsin Republican Legislator Tears Into His Own Party For Voter Suppression’
‘As his own party pushed through the Wisconsin Senate the latest in a series of measures to make it harder to vote in the state, Sen. Dale Schultz (R) blasted the efforts as “trying to suppress the vote” last week’.
‘Schultz, who is not seeking re-election and was the lone Republican to oppose a bill last week to limit the hours of early voting in every jurisdiction in the state, was a guest on The Devil’s Advocates radio program on Madison’s 92.1 FM last Wednesday’.
SCHULTZ: “It’s just, I think, sad when a political party — my political party — has so lost faith in its ideas that it’s pouring all of its energy into election mechanics”.
“And again, I’m a guy who understands and appreciates what we should be doing in order to make sure every vote counts, every vote is legitimate”.
“But that fact is, it ought to be abundantly clear to everybody in this state that there is no massive voter fraud”.
“The only thing that we do have in this state is we have long lines of people who want to vote”.
“And it seems to me that we should be doing everything we can to make it easier, to help these people get their votes counted”.
“And that we should be pitching as political parties our ideas for improving things in the future, rather than mucking around in the mechanics and making it more confrontational at the voting sites and trying to suppress the vote”.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/03/19/3416499/wisconsin-senator-voter-suppression/