State lawmakers are not likely to be returning to the Capitol, to make changes to the state’s voter ID law, in the wake of a federal court decision. Governor Scott Walker had talked about calling a special session, if a judge ruled that it was unconstitutional.
Republican leaders in the Senate say even if they pass a new photo ID requirement, it’s unlikely it would be in effect, for the November election. The governor now says it’s best to deal with the issue, in court, through the appeals process.
“I think it’s pretty clear from my understanding Judge Adelman’s ruling that he just objects to the principle of that, and so I think an appeal is the most likely path for the state,” Walker said.
Federal Judge Lynn Adelman ruled the Wisconsin requirement that voters show a state-issued photo identification at the polls unfairly puts a burden on poor and minority voters.