First, Wisconsin Patriot Coalition issued a press release in support of voter ID. Typical backwards thought from the right, but certainly not surprising. Republicans in Wisconsin blame previous failure at the polls on fraud alone, completely ignorant to the effects of their poor public policy.
A few days later the group is at it again, touting the benefits of “stripping away unnecessary and burdensome regulation in this state.” This doesn’t mesh at all with their position on voter ID.
Despite a clear lack of evidence of voter fraud, much less fraud that would be prevented by ID, the “Patriots” advocate legislation that is not only unnecessary when coupled with the lack fraud evidence, but would cost the state millions and be burdensome, especially to rural citizens.
WPC’s intellectual void is evidenced further in the title of the aforementioned press release. The group “Congratulates Governor Walker on Clear Vision Expressed in State of the State Address.” Walker’s address was a substance-free affair, though the state faces glaring budget problems which need to be addressed.
There’s nothing patriotic about disenfranchising your fellow citizens, but in light of the ignorance detailed above, who could expect an informed name from the group?