WFA Responds: Wisconsin Attorney General Appeals Ruling on Voter ID

WI Atty. General J.B. Van HollenWisconsin’s Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen (left) has filed with the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals an appeal of a ruling striking down the state’s voter ID law.  On April 29, Judge Lynn Adelman ruled against Wisconsin’s voter ID law stating it placed an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote and violated the Voting Rights Act. Adelman has held his seat on the US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin bench since 1997.
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Julaine Appling, WFA president, agrees with the AG’s move, “We applaud our Attorney General’s decision to appeal the ruling.  Requiring voter ID to cast a ballot is not an undue burden on anyone. It’s a prudent safeguard of our liberty. Free and fairelections are central and essential to our form of government and to our liberty.”


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