Green Bay’s Republican City Clerk is using what should be a non-partisan office to push his right-wing political agenda to restrict voting rights.
Chad Weininger, the former deputy chief of staff for ex-Rep. Mark Green (R) who was a staunch advocate for restrictive voter ID laws in Congress and throughout his unsuccessful campaign for governor, is pushing weak evidence of ‘voter fraud’ in order to claim the state needs to restrict voting by requiring ID at the polls:
— One case involves a patient who’s on probation at the Winnebago Mental Health Institute who cast an absentee ballot.
— Another case involves a man who used a local business as his home address when registering to vote.
— A third case involves a man who listed a post office box as his residential address, which isn’t legal on voter registration.
This is not voter fraud ‘ this is voter registration error. These people were not casting multiple ballots or engaging in wide-scale fraud. They were just seeking to cast a single ballot for themselves. And isn’t that merely what we’re granted under the constitution? One man, one vote?
A City Clerk’s job should be to ensure that everyone who wants to vote gets access and opportunity to cast a ballot. A clerk’s job is not to prevent as many people as he can from casting ballots, which is what a voter ID requirement would do.