Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Republicans CAUGHT Creating New Jim Crow Laws - Pushing Voter Suppression for the Poor and Minorities in the 2012 Election!
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED TO A WHITE APPLICANT! IMAGINE WHAT THEY WILL DO TO THE POOR OR A MINORITY! VOTER SUPPRESSION! JIM CROW!
Republican Governor Scott Walker is CAUGHT! He deliberately is pushing Jim Crow Voter Suppression Laws before Congress! His new bill is demanding anyone who registers to Vote go the the DMV. The DMV requires a BANK ACCOUNT with Money in it as Proof of Residency! CAN YOU IMAGINE?!
Watch the Video.
Look to see What Type of Jim Crow Enforcement he is putting in place to Block Poor and Minority Voters! It is Jim Crow ALL OVER AGAIN!
AND -- He is closing DMV offices in Poor Areas!
THE ACLU SHOULD INVESTIGATE IMMEDIATELY! DOJ, ACLU, MALDEF, NAACP, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE FILE A LAW SUIT AGAINST SCOTT WALKER IN WISCONSIN!
OBTAINING A VOTER ID AT THE DMV, MADISON WI 7-18-11.
ACCORDING TO THE DOT WEBSITE, in order to obtain a Voter ID, one must go to a DMV office and provide:
1. Proof of name & date of birth
2. Proof of identity
3. Proof of Wisconsin residency
4. Proof of US citizenship
5. A social security number
Station #1: The clerk examines my son’s BANK STATEMENT and determines that there isn’t enough “activity” on his account. I questioned the clerk about this, then turned on my camera. (Clerk examines Bank Statement, and that he uses Checking/Savings Account – need to show ACTIVITY, not just Balance.)
After making sure there is SUFFICIENT BANK ACTIVITY, the clerk decides he can send us on to the next station. It seems “Bank Activity” is NOW a REQUIRMENT for Voting!
What if he is Homeless and doesn’t have a Bank Account?
The clerk hasn’t dealt with a homeless person wishing to obtain a Voter ID, and apparently has NO IDEA how he would handles such a situation.
I don’t blame the clerk for this.. he’s doing what he was trained to do – turn away anyone who doesn’t have sufficient proof of residency.
Station 2: My son’s photograph is taken.
Station 3: This clerk examines the bank statement and finds it acceptable. (I find this “reading of the bank statement” to be an invasion of privacy.) The clerk automatically jots down “$28” on the application. He then notices that the “special box” on the form has been checked, so he crosses off the amount due. It bothers me that the clerk never asked if this application was for a Voter ID card or a regular ID card… How many people will forget to check the “special box” (or won’t notice it at all)?
They will either be charged $28 ( a poll tax), or will go away without getting a Voter ID.
State id cards should be free but applicants NOT notified. Not told from the start. Same card.
They wanted to change this law but affects a lot of people.
Here’s the supervisor: voter id or regular id. Charged $28.
They need to ask for it.
The instruction is: need id card to go and vote. If original / replacement/ duplicate…
Direction is to let them ask. Powers that be. Tracey howard. Regional operations manager. 608 226 7540. 2 weeks for id card? Sent thru mail. Has to meet same requirements. Come through mail. ID, voter ID, method thru which we verify residency. Still provide us with address, even if address. How do they show you if they don’t have bank account.
Letter from shelter; accept
Video runs out of film.
The supervisor tells me that a homeless person would need a letter from a sherlter in order to prove residency…I wonder how many homeless shelters have official letterhead. I asked the supervisor, “What about a homeless person who lives on the street rather than in a shelter?” He told me that unless they could provide”acceptable proof of Wisconsin residency,” they wouldn’t be able to obtain a Voter ID.
According to David Canon, a UW political science professor…there are an estimated 300,000 people who need a Voter ID. There are an estimated 300,000 eligible voters in the state who do not have a driver’s license. A number disproportionately made up by elderly, minorities , the disabled and students.
How does the DMV plan to accommodate 300,000 people who need a Voter ID?
This is what Voter Suppression Looks like.