Just because the Republicans lost doesn't mean they aren't looking for new ways to keep black people, young people, liberal people and women people from voting
Expect more draconian voter registration laws, expect the Supreme Court to gut the Voting Rights Act so as to give the old Confederate states some way to stay red, and expect a whole lot of people to find themselves removed from the voting rolls before the 2014 election.
Two weeks after Barack Obama and Sen.-elect Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) carried the state of Wisconsin with the support of minorities and young voters, Gov. Scott Walker (R) announced one of his major policy proposals for the upcoming session: ending the state’s 40-year old law that allows citizens to register to vote on Election Day.
And with Republicans now back in control of the Wisconsin state legislature, Walker may well get his way next year.
In 2008, Wisconsin enjoyed the second highest turnout of any state in the nation (72.4 percent of eligible voters cast a ballot), due largely to the fact the Badger State law allows residents who aren’t registered or have recently moved to register at the polls. That year, approximately 460,000 people used Election Day Registration, 15 percent of all Wisconsinites who cast a ballot.