People For the American Way Foundation

Wisconsin Voter ID Undermined by Ethics Violation

Defenders of Wisconsin’s Act 23 (aka AB 7), a voter ID law sponsored by ALEC affiliated legislators and signed by ALEC alum Scott Walker, were dealt a blow last week when State Representatives Robin Vos and Bob Ziegelbauer were forced to end their attempt to intervene in court on behalf of the law. The Government Accountability Board determined that they received legal services in a manner inconsistent with the state ethics code.

Representatives Vos, himself an ALEC State Chair, and Ziegelbauer previously refused to state where they received political funds to cover their legal fees, but yesterday a Republican National Committee spokesperson revealed that the RNC was footing the bill.

Scot Ross, One Wisconsin Now:

The RNC involvement in this state lawsuit clearly reveals a strategy to use Wisconsin state legislators as pawns to advance legislation to suppress voting and gain partisan advantage in this battleground state.

For more information, check out The Right to Vote under Attack: The Campaign to Keep Millions of Americans from the Ballot Box, a Right Wing Watch: In Focus report by PFAW Foundation.


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