Another lawsuit has been filed against Wisconsin’s requirement that voters provide a state approved form of identification at polling places. The latest suit has been filed in Dane County, by the Milwaukee Chapter of the NAACP and Voces de la Frontera. “Our lawsuit follows the identical road map that Missouri voters used to successfully overturn the Missouri photo ID law in 2006, when the Missouri Supreme Court invalidated photo ID under their constitutional right to vote,” says Attorney Richard Saks, who says Wisconsin’s state constitution contains an explicit and very broad guarantee of the right to vote. “Our contention is that the photo ID law imposes a requirement upon several hundred thousand Wisconsin voters who lack Act 23 acceptable photo ID.”
The suit seeks an injunction which would bar implementation of photo ID before the spring elections – and any recall elections. The latest action follows suits filed by the League of Women Voters, also in Dane County, and by the ACLU in federal court.
AUDIO: Bob Hague reports (1:05)