GOP March Toward Voter Suppression

May 03, 2011

Service Members, Seniors, Students At Risk

MADISON-Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate following news that Republican efforts to suppress the votes of eligible Wisconsin citizens, including active-duty members of the military, are advancing.

“In their march toward voter suppression, Republicans have become blinded even by valid concerns that their latter-day poll tax legislation would infringe on the ability of service members, including those serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, to cast votes in Wisconsin elections. It wasn’t enough that their morally-repugnant law to limit rights would target seniors, students and African-Americans. No concern, however valid, will get in the way of Scott Walker and the GOP thirst for power at the expense of the people-even those heroes wearing the uniform of their country.”