Thursday, September 8, 2011

But You Have To Ask

The continuing effort by Republicans to make sure only the right people vote is on-going. A great example is in Wisconsin. The law requires a government-issued photo ID in order to vote, and it’s free…but only if you know to ask for it.

A leaked memo written by a high-ranking Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation official stipulates that DMV workers are not to offer the voter ID, leaving it to the patron to explicitly ask for the free ID, then fill out the proper paperwork.

“While you should certainly help customers who come in asking for a free ID to check the appropriate box, you should refrain from offering the free version to customers who do not ask for it,” Steve Krieser, executive secretary for the Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation, wrote to employees.

We’re growing a bumper crop of cynics this season.