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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Jim Crow Comes To The North, Wisconsin Face in Voter Id.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Eugene Kane says that if minority-group members want to avoid hassles at the polls on Feb. 21 in the state's first election since new stringent photo-ID requirements were put in place, they should simply come equipped. If not, they will be relegated to the sidelines, just like in the days of Jim Crow.

... But the photo ID law is the result of some politicians and many state residents who didn't feel all that confident about the old system for varying reasons. So that means Wisconsin joined a number of other states that have passed new photo ID laws since President Barack Obama was elected in 2008, a fact that strikes some as coincidental and others not so much.

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