Lesson of Wisconsin Vote for Obama and Baldwin? GOP Leader: “Election Reform”
On Wisconsin Public Radio Monday morning Glenn Grothman, Republican State Senator, West Bend; Assistant Majority Leader-elect was interviewed on the Joy Cardin Show. No transcripts were available and the Senator's phone cut in and out a little but I can relate quite accurately the nature of his answers. For those wanting a first hand listen the audio archive can be heard here: Link to Joy Cardin
Just when I was asking myself how the state could possibly turn further towards the dark side Grothman answered the question. Joy asked him “what message do you think the voters were sending? “ “Well we will have to do something about election reform, but I think they were sending that they were uninformed, either Republicans didn't explain how they were different ... or the people may just want to live kind of like serfs.”
More low-lights and his thoughts on election reform past the ellipsis:
Grothman went on to state that large voting totals were the result of “huge amounts of people registering on the same day as the election, something that always raises eyebrows.” Naturally he called for restrictions on early voting and called for more voter ID legislation. Joy asked “Are you saying that there was fraud that led to the election results?” Glenn dissembled “I don't know”despite having strongly implied just that.
Look out Wisconsin, we may resemble Florida more and more in the next few years. My only consolation may be that a very strong Walker backer I know is an ex-felon who may loose the vote if our state follows Florida's example.