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Friday, April 8, 2016

Oregon Online Voter Registration vs Wisconsin Voter Suppression

What does Wisconsin Walker/GOP do?  Add cumbersome "Voter ID" requirements in person at DMV offices; while closing many of them and disrupting operations during "advance voting".
If You Think Voter ID Is About Voter Fraud, This Republican Congressman (Grothman) Has News For You

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Automatic Voter Registration in Oregon a Huge Success - Jonathan Brater April 8, 2016

Despite being the world’s leading democracy, much of America’s voting system remains in the dark ages. Many states still use paper-based voter registration. Online registration just started gaining ground a few years ago. And when voters move, they almost always have to re-register every time.
Now, things are about to change.
Last year, Oregon and California enacted new laws to automatically and securely register eligible voters when they apply for or renew a driver’s license at the DMV. Oregon’s law went into effect in January of this year. And after just a few months, it’s already yielding huge results.
Today, the secretary of state announced Oregon has registered 34,410 new voters through the DMV since the law was implemented earlier this year. These numbers, based on 47 business days’ worth of transactions, translate to a monthly rate of 15,375 (a typical month has 21 business days).
How does this compare to past years? As the chart below shows, it’s a huge increase. Here’s a look at the raw numbers: According to information submitted to the Election Assistance Commission, Oregon registered a total of 99,913 voters at the DMV in the 24-month 2012 election cycle and 94,913 in the 2014 cycle. That translates to 4,163 and 3,955 per month, respectively. ...
The new monthly registration rate of 15,375 dwarfs previous rates: So far, Oregon’s 2016 registration rate is 3.7 times higher than it was in 2012, and 3.9 times higher than in 2014. Plus, we could see an even larger boost later this year, when the state implements the “lookback” provision of the law, which will add eligible citizens who visited the DMV in recent years.

#GOP #Walker - New ways to tilt #elections - Give themselves majority oversight

Former GOP aide: Lawmakers privately cheered voter ID impact on Milwaukee, college students

...Allbaugh said it was apparent to him and others in the meeting that Lazich and Grothman were referring to making it more difficult for certain demographic groups to vote.
“It was absolutely clear to me,” Allbaugh testified. 

WI 1848 Forward: #Oregon Online #Voter Registration vs #Wisconsin Voter #Suppression [Glenn #Grothman tells us so]

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