Governor Walker: Claim that Voter ID hurt election turnout is a “load of crap”
In the 2016 general election, Wisconsin Republicans appeared to gain additional advantage in the Wisconsin state legislature. Executive Director Neal Albrecht of the Milwaukee Election Commission complained to the media that the Wisconsin Photo ID law impacted the city’s turnout. In response to that complaint, Governor Walker told Wisconsin radio listeners of Charlie Sykes that the claim was “a load of crap” and pointed out that more individuals voted in the presidential preference primary since 1972 and the second highest turnout of any state in the country during the presidential primary season. He also said there may have been some unpopularity with the top of the ticket with some, but other down ticket candidates had higher turnout numbers. Governor Walker ended the interview saying he wanted to make it easy to vote and hard to cheat.