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.