According to early reports, 15,453 people in the city of Milwaukee took advantage of early voting this year. Listening to the pre-voting hysteria one would believe that this number pales in comparison to previous off year election totals.
We were told that by unifying the voting times for every Wisconsinite, Republicans would be disenfranchising minorities, the elderly, students and the other built in Democrat casualty groups. In fact the change to give every Badger voter (and those traveling up from Illinois) uniform voting times was suppose to bring the apocalypse of voting.
In fact 8,557 more people early voted this year than did in 2010 and 5,309 more than in the recall election. And that is with less hours available to vote. It seems the disenfranchised really aren't. These groups the Democrats consistently underestimate are far more resourceful than they are given credit for.
Looking at voter totals from around the country we will see the same results when voter id takes effect in Wisconsin. Voter totals will increase. You see when you encourage people to become involved early they rise to the occasion. Not only will they respond, they will become more engaged and make better decisions.
So why does this bother the left? The more informed voter will not idly stand by and allow themselves to be labeled disenfranchised and incapable of making decisions on their own. The time is coming when the "the soft bigotry of low expectations" will be a burden the political left will no longer be able to lift.