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No Panic in the Streets over Voter ID

Oh, there was that lady in Sheboygan who got so steamed about having to show her ID she left her precinct without voting — not to mention this idiot —  but apparently the first official election with Voter ID on the books went off without a hitch.

Boy, that news had to bother a whole mess of folks in Madison who wished otherwise.

Normally, the spring primary elections this year would be considered low-profile. However, they did receive some extra attention, more for how people voted and not who the were voting for.
Wisconsin’s new voter ID law went into effect, with no major incidents in La Crosse County.

County Clerk Ginny Dankmeyer believes that’s because voters and poll workers had several test runs last year.

“They were prepared last year when we kept asking them. We had 7 elections last year, of which 5 of them we asked for the ID’s for that soft implementation,” said Dankmeyer.

She says it was the new voting districts that caused the real confusion.

“It’s more of people showing up at the wrong polling places or people showing up to vote and they’re not in that district to vote,” said Dankmeyer.

Some people were voting at a new place for the first time in a decade. However, they were warned ahead of time by the La Crosse city clerk.

This successful dry run of course won’t matter to that small, vocal minority of professional liberals who hate the very concept of Voter ID, but I have to hand it to the crew at the GAB.  Their system of dry-runs last year were successful at preparing at least part of voting public.

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  • Of course Voter ID was successful!  It scared people from the polls!

  • kevinbinversie

    You know, should really thank you guys for the recall elections last year. Allowed GAB to test the Voter ID dynamics.

    Worked like a charm.