Madison – Today, the Assembly passed a number of bills that would make it harder to vote in Wisconsin, especially for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities, on what may be the last session day of the 2021-2022 Legislative Session. Rep. Dave Considine (D-Baraboo) released the following statement on the passage of this legislation:

“The Assembly Speaker indicated that today is likely to be the last session day of the 2021-2022 Legislative Session. As session comes to an end, I call on the Speaker to end the investigation into the 2020 Presidential Election. Justice Gableman has been given ample time and excessive funding in order to execute his investigation. Yet he has found no evidence of fraud, but continues to spend taxpayer money to uphold the lie. We must end this investigation and accept that the 2020 Presidential Election was conducted fairly and that President Joe Biden won. We must also recognize all of the hard work that our poll workers completed in order to ensure that there was a free and fair election.

“We must also uphold voting rights to ensure that every eligible Wisconsinite has the ability to act on their right to vote. The bills passed by the Assembly today add unnecessary barriers to the voting process, in a state where voter identification laws are already stricter than most. I have heard from many constituents who have shared their opposition to the election bills we voted on today. They have shared my concerns about changing regulations around absentee voting and the populations this would effect, such as seniors, individuals with disabilities, single parents, college students, and individuals with multiple occupations. These bills do not improve our election process but instead insert partisan politics in the administration of elections.

“Voting is a fundamental right of every American. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow, I will always advocate for the voting rights of all eligible Wisconsinites.”

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