Another legal challenge to Voter ID in Wisconsin is in the works this week. U.S. District Judge James Peterson ordered the state to report on how voter ID is being administered after an outside investigation yielded audio recordings of state Division of Motor Vehicles employees giving incorrect information on how to obtain an identification card for voting.
Scot Ross with the liberal group One Wisconsin Now said the state’s acknowledgment that DMV staffers gave inaccurate information shows that Governor Scott Walker and his administration “are either unwilling or unable to constitutionally administer the Voter ID law under the judge’s wishes.”
Judge Peterson will hold a hearing Wednesday to consider a filing by One Wisconsin Now, which seeks to invalidate Wisconsin’s voter ID law completely.
Voter ID was implemented by Republicans concerned about voter fraud. “The only fraud that’s going on in our elections in Wisconsin is when partisan politicians like GovernorWalker and the Republicans try to rig the rules for political gain,” said Ross.