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Scott Walker’s Record on Voter Suppression

With Scott Walker Leading the Charge, Wisconsin Republicans Have Systematically Sought to Make Voting More Difficult

With Scott Walker leading the charge, Wisconsin Republicans have systematically sought to make voting more difficult and manipulate state law to give themselves a partisan political advantage.

These measures include implementing one of the harshest voter ID laws in the nation, restricting early voting hours, changing the laws regarding absentee ballots, changes to polling place regulations that inject partisanship into the polling place, and unprecedented partisan redistricting. Each of these changes is concerning on its own, but together, they represent a concerted effort to overhaul elections in Wisconsin, suppress voter turnout, and increase partisan advantage for Republicans.

In addition, as county executive, Walker directed his staff to assist an individual who was working to place billboards with a voter suppression message during Walker’s 2010 race for governor. The effort was funded by the rightwing Bradley Foundation, which is headed by Walker’s campaign co-chair.

The move comes just days before the state goes to trial over a challenge to Wisconsin's Voter ID law by the liberal group One Wisconsin Now, which claims that obtaining a state ID is so difficult some would-be eligible voters are simply giving up. []

For the years in which Federal IRS records are available for both the Bradley Foundation and WILL, 2011 and 2012, Bradley funds accounted for over 90 percent of the total money WILL reported raising. []

Governor Walker has a choice. He can stand up for the right to vote enshrined in the Wisconsin Constitution and veto the bill or he can allow his political ambitions to trump doing what is right by Wisconsin voters. []

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is in a close race with his Democratic challenger Mary Burke. Yet his primary concern seems to be on voter ID requirements in the state. One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross joins the Melissa Harris-Perry panel to discuss why. []

Governor Walker has access to an ungodly amount of money. His campaign co-chair runs the $500 million right wing funding Bradley foundation. His largest donor is the wealthiest woman in Wisconsin. []

The rights of voters to participate in free and fair elections, and have confidence that their vote will be counted is fundamental to our democracy. No one has failed them more than Gov. Walker. []

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Thanks to reporting done by The Grio's Joy Reid and the advocacy organization One Wisconsin Now, Melissa Harris-Perry is able to name names for 'This Week In Voter Suppression” in exposing the foundation behind billboards that splashed false information on voter fraud. []

Scot Ross of "One Wisconsin Now" joins Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests to dig into the details on the Bradley Foundation, what is called the "big granddaddy of political money that no one knows about." []

And if so, Jorgensen is right. Voter fraud is virtually nonexistent in Wisconsin. As One Wisconsin Now reported, there were more UFO sightings (40) in Wisconsin in 2008 than reports of improper voting (14) out of... []