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How Voter Suppression Threw Wisconsin to Trump

How Voter Suppression Threw Wisconsin to Trump

This is from 2017, but it is even more relevant today.

Ari Berman Mother Jones – November/December 2017 Issue

You can’t say Andrea Anthony didn’t try. A 37-year-old African American woman with an infectious smile, Anthony had voted in every major election since she was 18. On November 8, 2016, she went to the Clinton Rose Senior Center, her polling site on the predominantly black north side of Milwaukee, to cast a ballot for Hillary Clinton. “Voting is important to me because I know I have a little, teeny, tiny voice, but that is a way for it to be heard,” she said. “Even though it’s one vote, I feel it needs to count.”

…But this was Wisconsin’s first major election that required voters—even those who were already registered—to present a current [picture ID] … to cast a ballot. Anthony couldn’t, and so she wasn’t able to vote.” Continue Reading…

Study shows how many wisconsin voters were blocked
(Marisa Wojcik/The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram via AP)

A New Study Shows Just How Many Americans Were Blocked From Voting in Wisconsin In 2016