Actor Bradley Whitford hit the campaign trail in Wisconsin Friday for Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke.
The actor, best known for his work on the TV show “The West Wing,” met with volunteers who are working to register voters on the UW-Madison campus. Whitford, a Madison-native, says he feels it’s important to help young voters understand how much their involvement actually matters. “There’s a lot of cynicism, there’s a lot of understandable exasperation with the political process, but the consequences are real and the stakes are really high…it ain’t no stinkin TV show.”
Whitford also took aim at Wisconsin’s voter ID law, and Republican arguments that the requirement is needed to prevent fraud at the polls. He argued the notion of massive and widespread voter fraud has been debunked repeatedly, and voter participation should be encouraged and made easier.
Whitford also made stops to talk to students on the UW-Oshkosh and UW-Milwaukee campuses.