Last week, Wisconsin’s Republican lawmakers proposed sweeping overhauls to how the state conducts its elections. The six bills would change requirements for indefinitely confined voters, institute stricter voter ID laws and bar election funding from private organizations.
Advocacy groups and Wisconsin’s Democratic legislators swiftly condemned the bills, saying that they were thinly veiled attempts at voter suppression.
Wisconsin isn’t alone in this debate. Since the 2020 election, lawmakers across the country have proposed new restrictions on voting.
For more, WORT Producer Jonah Chester spoke with Eliza Sweren-Becker, legal counsel with the Voting Rights & Elections Program at New York University’s Brennan Center for Justice.