The Supreme Court last week issued a stay and blocked enforcement of a Wisconsin voter ID law and a Republican congressional candidate from that state has a rather bizarre conspiracy theory to explain that. He thinks the Supreme Court is trying to kill Gov. Scott Walker’s chances of reaching the White House.
Republican Dan Sebring, who is running to represent Wisconsin’s 4th District in the House of Representatives, told ThinkProgress he suspects a political motive behind the Supreme Court’s recent ruling putting the state’s voter ID law on hold.
“The United States Supreme Court said we can’t implement it for this election,” he said at a Milwaukee County Republicans party this week. “My personal feeling is that this is a play to steer the outcome of the gubernatorial election so that Scott Walker wouldn’t have a chance of getting on the ticket in 2016 for the White House. I think that’s what they’re trying to do.”
Uh, why? The majority of the Supreme Court is Republican. Why on earth would they want to do that? Sebring has no evidence at all for this position or even a serious argument to be made. But when did that stop a conspiracy theory?