(MADISON) — Yesterday, the Wisconsin Senate Elections Committee held a hearing on Republican-led bills moving through the state legislature which would make it more difficult to vote absentee. These bills would pose a significant threat to voting rights for vulnerable populations and everyday election workers in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Republicans are following the lead of states like Georgia, Florida, and Arizona who have recently passed bills restricting the right to vote. After record turnout in the 2020 election, the GOP is leading an all-out assault on democracy, attempting to suppress as many voters as possible because Republicans know when Americans show up – Republicans lose.
The difference between those states and Wisconsin? Gov. Tony Evers, who believes in protecting the right to vote, and keeping Wisconsin elections accessible, secure, and fair. Like Democratic governors leading divided states across the country, Gov. Evers is the last line of defense against Republicans’ attempts to restrict the right to vote, a critically important role in protecting our democracy.
“Wisconsin Republicans are falling right in line with national Republicans and playing their part in this partisan power grab with absolutely no regard for how these bills will impact people at home. This isn’t a game – these bills would pose a significant threat to voting rights for vulnerable populations and election workers in Wisconsin,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Rapid Response Director Kayla Anderson. “As usual, Wisconsin Republicans are ignoring the people they represent and playing politics with an issue that should be bipartisan, all in a craven attempt to help Republicans hold onto power in an important swing state. Thankfully, Wisconsinites can trust Gov. Tony Evers to fight for the voting rights of every eligible voter in the state.”