This is just wrong.
In the early-voting measure, [Wisconsin Gov Scott] Walker used his partial veto powers — the most powerful in the nation — to nix language restricting early voting hours in Milwaukee and other cities to 45 hours a week while leaving in place a provision to prohibit early voting on weekends.
Republicans claim they want uniformity across the state. So a city with a population of 500 and and a city with 600,000 should have the same hours for early voting. This horseshit reasoning unfortunately makes sense in the conservative world. Voter suppression and long lines in the city is all they want. Big cities skew Democratic. Republicans want to discourage voting. Uniformity, may ass,
One of the state senators, Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend), had the balls to say:
"Every city on election day has voting from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The idea that some communities should have weekend or night voting is obviously unfair."
Since when is voting a one-day competition? The idea that some cities with larger populations need more voting booths and extended hours is “unfair”? So by that logic, to be fair, you have to have the opposite of a level playing field and purposefully create a more difficult voting experience in big cities? Such blatant evil.
And not to be outdone, Walker also signed this crock:
Signed legislation to give lobbyists more time during election years to make financial contributions to lawmakers and other candidates.
You think Republicans could not be worse, and then they totally take being assholes to the next level.