Tony Evers (D) is the Governor of Wisconsin. He recently vetoed a Republican-sponsored Voter ID requirement bills that would have seriously limited absentee voting option sin Wisconin. This Legislation Alert is published by Democracy Docket:
Gov. Tony Evers (D) vetoed bills on Tuesday that would have limited absentee voting options in Wisconsin. The legislation, which was sent to his desk by the Republican-controlled Legislature, would require all absentee voters to provide photo ID when voting. It would also impose new ID requirements for “indefinitely confined” voters, or voters who cannot get to the polls themselves. These provisions were condemned by Democrats, voting rights advocates, disability rights advocates and even failed to get full party-line support from Republicans in the Legislature.
Republicans in the state have been attempting to seize election equipment from key Wisconsin counties. The Assembly elections committee, led by Rep. Brandtjen (R), is pursuing an investigation into the 2020 election, which has been certified, recounted and repeatedly proven to be valid. Election clerks in two counties have been served with subpoenas to turn over records to the committee, which Gov. Evers said they should not comply with. “Hell no,” Evers said. “You’ve seen what’s going on in Arizona. It’s a clown show.”
Watch Governor Evers veto the bills here.
Visit the legislation alert page on Democracy Docket here. Read the full article here. Also, see more on the subject at the Democracy Chronicles Voter ID archive of articles or even seen our section on American Democracy.
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