WisDems Statement on Voter ID

Mar 22, 2015

Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate on today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to allow Scott Walker’s attack on voting rights to stand in Wisconsin.

“It’s unbelievable that 50 years after the march on Selma voting rights are still under attack by Republicans like Scott Walker who know that they can only win by limiting the voices of those who disagree with them.

“Today’s decision by the United States Supreme Court to refuse to hear arguments on the Wisconsin law that makes it harder for seniors, students, veterans, and minorities to exercise their rights at the ballot box comes as voting is already underway in a statewide election and after a clean, fair November 2014 election where voter ID was not required – this is a solution in search of a problem.

“Despite the barriers that Republicans attempt to erect, voters in Wisconsin will continue to make their voices heard at the ballot box. Voter ID might now be the law of the land, but our work is not done and our fight is not over until every eligible voter who wants to cast a ballot is able to do so.”