By Jeff Simpson
The Republican party of WI, has made it harder to vote:
Voter ID: The Assembly passed a bill 54-38 that would make changes to a law being challenged in court that requires voters to present a photo ID. The bill would allow voters who declare they can’t afford an ID, have a religious problem with photo ID or lost their birth certificate to file an exemption at the voting booth. Senate Republican leaders are awaiting the outcome of pending litigation before moving forward with legislation, Romportl said.
• The Assembly planned to vote on other election-related bills that would increase fees for recounts, allow clerks to discard write-in ballots that aren’t for a vacant office or are for candidates who did not form an official write-in campaign, amend rules for election observers and require petition signatories to provide a printed name.
And harder to recall elected officials:
• Recalls: The Assembly voted 53-39 to approve a constitutional amendment that would limit recalls to statewide and county elected officials charged with crimes or convicted of ethics violations. The amendment still requires Senate approval this session, passage by the Legislature in the next session and an affirmative public vote.
Yet legislate that unions need to certify every year?
The law required unions to poll their members yearly on whether they wanted to be in the organization. To continue, the union would have needed positive votes from a majority of all its members, not just those voting.
Apparently, the only people that they feel capable of voting are union members!