Oshkosh School Board Candidate Becker: Teach Intelligent Design in School

He responded to a question on the OshNW forum:

A question was posed on the general thread about the inclusion of "intelligent design" in the science curriculum.

My position on that issue that is that if we are going to actually make sure that are students are "well rounded" that we need to offer all the possibilities and let the students make the decision as to which is the most plausible. I for one can appreciate both possibilities and while I believe that intelligent design was the "Genesis" of the universe, we must make sure that all possibilities are offered.

Please remember this anti-science view when you vote.

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WI State Elections Board: Republicans Are Lying to You

The full press release is here.

Wisconsin Elections Have No ‘Integrity Problem’ News Release Falsely
Claims Voter Registration System is Down

MADISON, WI – The Republican Party of Wisconsin’s claim that the Statewide Voter Registration System (SVRS) is broken is false, an Elections Board official said today.

“We can provide public officials and elected representatives with the facts,” said Kevin Kennedy, executive director of the State Elections Board. “Claims such as these undermine the public’s trust in Wisconsin’s election system.”

The Republican news release called the SVRS a “voting system,” and said
the State has already spent its budgeted $27 million on the project. Neither is true.

Kennedy said the party’s claims of systemic voter fraud are unsubstantiated.

“It is irresponsible to claim that voter fraud has resulted from use of the SVRS,” Kennedy added.


LWV on VoterID

Here is the release.

Here are excerpts:

Let’s put this issue to rest before wasting the paper and ink: this proposal would not improve our elections, but would prevent citizens from voting. Recent studies and common sense say the Legislature should kill this proposal immediately.

Allegations of widespread voter fraud do not hold up to investigation. There is no record of voters acting en mass to misidentify themselves or vote multiple times.
The New York Times1 recently confirmed common sense fears: requiring photo IDs to vote keeps people from the polls. The United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC) has decisive statistics verifying that minorities are most affected by this barrier to voting. We have long understood that poll taxes and literacy tests are unfair: they keep specific, targeted populations from voting and lead to a farce of democracy in which only some are represented. Photo ID requirements work the same way.

Those with low incomes or disabilities have the most difficulties obtaining an ID. Students and other mobile populations have a difficult time maintaining current IDs. These voters should not be punished.
Requiring a photo ID to vote is a proven method of keeping voters from the polls. That is a loss our democracy cannot afford.