January 10, 2008

The War On Voting Continues

Another missile has been fired in the War On Voting.

Rep. Sue Jeskewitz is once again trying to prevent Wisconsinites from exercising the most cherish right enjoyed by Americans: the right to vote.

It’s not the first time she’s tried, but Jeskewitz has reintroduced a bill to end the right of Wisconsinites to register to vote on Election Day.

Another missile has been fired in the War On Voting.

Rep. Sue Jeskewitz is once again trying to prevent Wisconsinites from exercising the most cherish right enjoyed by Americans: the right to vote.

It’s not the first time she’s tried, but Jeskewitz has reintroduced a bill to end the right of Wisconsinites to register to vote on Election Day.

Three out four eligible voters cast a ballot in Wisconsin in November 2004, putting Wisconsin among the highest states for voter participation.

Over 435,000 Wisconsinites chose to register and vote on Election Day 2004 – a full 15 percent of state voters. Under Jeskewitz’s plan, 35,000 voters would have been denied access to the polls on Election Day.

As Rep. Joe Parisi, a former county clerk who’s job was to administer and help maintain the integrity of elections, “Eliminating same-day voter registration is a bad idea.”

This is nothing but another form of voter suppression in the War On Voting. Don’t let your rights be the next casualty.

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