Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate in response to a circuit judge’s ruling today that Scott Walker’s voter suppression law was unconstitutional.
“We already knew that Scott Walker’s efforts to suppress voting in Wisconsin offended our state’s norms and traditions. Now, for the second time, a judge has ruled that it offends Wisconsin’s Constitution.
We know it is critically urgent for Republicans to see that Wisconsinites, primarily elderly, student and minority voters, have unnecessary roadblocks in their way when participating in democracy, and we fully anticipate today’s ruling to be challenged.
But today, the second time a judge has ruled against this heinous law, provides Wisconsin a moment to reflect on just what was given away by Scott Walker’s Tea Party Republicans when, instead of focusing on the issues facing our public, they rushed instead to limit their freedoms.”