From Eric Compas, who admits that “Interpretation of this map requires caution for several reasons: 1) it doesn’t include all forms of ID that can be used (e.g. military IDs) for which detailed data isn’t available, 2) many drivers have licenses without a current address, 3) many drivers are not of voting age, and 4) the data are not from the same year.”
But the map is, as advertised, a visual representation of potential voter disenfranchisement in Wisconsin.
Yesterday, Democrat U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore held a news conference at her office to protest a State of Wisconsin voter I.D. bill. The new bill would make Wisconsin the most restrictive to voter access in the nation.
Representative Moore says requiring voters to produce a photo I.D. or Drivers License before voting amounts to a poll tax and would adversely impact minorities, students, and the disabled. The NAACP will likely sponsor a legal challenge to the bill if it is passed.