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Fri Jul 20, 2012, 08:43 AM

Second Judge Blocks Wisconsin Voter Suppression Law


"A second Wisconsin judge has found that the state's voter ID restriction—built on a template from the extremist American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)—creates a “substantial impairment of the right to vote” and violates the state’s constitution.

Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan wrote the law passed last year by the then-Republican-controlled legislature and signed by Gov. Scott Walker (R):

tells more than 300,000 Wisconsin voters who do not now have an acceptable form of photo identification that they cannot vote unless they first obtain a photo ID card….That is a lot of people, and most of them are already registered voters.

Flanagan noted that since 2004, voter fraud investigations have been undertaken by the Milwaukee Police Department, the mayor of Milwaukee and by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, working with various county prosecutors working through the Attorney General's Election Fraud Task Force."

Read more: http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Political-Action-Legislation/Second-Judge-Blocks-Wisconsin-Voter-Suppression-Law

To date no prosecution of voter fraud to require such a silly law in the first place....

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Fri Jul 20, 2012, 09:22 AM

1. Good, but can't they drag it out a bit? I don't want this to go before Prosser, Gableman et al...


... before the election.

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Fri Jul 20, 2012, 11:39 PM

2. this may end up in federal court

this is a federal election with federal voters laws.

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