A coalition of voting rights advocates and groups have filed a federal lawsuit challenging recent Wisconsin election law changes.
The lawsuit against the state Government Accountability Board was brought by the One Wisconsin Institute, Citizen Action of Wisconsin, and several other individuals. It targets more than a dozen election-related policies approved by majority Republicans since 2011, which include requiring a government-issued photo ID card to vote and reducing early voting hours and locations.
The groups contend that the changes place unconstitutional burdens on Hispanics, blacks, and others who tend to vote for Democrats.
A spokeswoman for the state Department of Justice says the agency is reviewing the lawsuit.