Friday, February 29, 2008

Little Freddie Pounds His Gavel

At some point in time, Little Freddie Risser will be overcome.

Thursday, Senator Joe Leibham (R-Sheboygan) attempted to force a vote on the bill on the Senate floor. Within six seconds of Senator Leibham's request the Democrats who control the Senate motioned to adjourn the meeting and gaveled it to a close.

Leibham accuses the Democrats of running from a vote. "Right now the Senate Democrats are standing in the way of allowing the citizens of Wisconsin to vote on the issue," Leibham said.

Senate President Fred Risser (D-Madison), who gaveled the meeting to a close tells Newsradio 620 WTMJ that procedurally, the motion to adjourn the meeting took precedence over Senator Leibham's motion for a vote on the bill.

That would be the "Voter ID" amendment to the Wisconsin Constitution--favored by roughly 75% of Wisconsin residents.

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