Scott Walker's Wisconsin voter ID law violates Constitution
As the effort to recall Scott Walker continues to gain momentum, we're taking a closer look at this interesting story from the Current community. Check it out and add your two cents:
Submitted by letsliveinpeace
A Wisconsin voter identification law enacted by Republican Governor Scott Walker last year has been blocked by a second state court judge. The law was ruled unconstitutional because it would deny the rights of eligible voters. The statute required voters to present government-issued photographic proof of identity.
“The government may not disqualify an elector who possesses these qualifications on the grounds that the voter does not satisfy additional statutorily created qualifications,” Dane County Circuit Judge Richard G. Niess said, referring to the voter identification requirement.
The community chimes in:
nanac: "It's a great day in America. It is absolutely wonderful to see the Voter ID Law in Wisconsin blocked."
northernexpat: "Whenever a Judge makes a ruling that GOP doesn't like they will immediately say that it was a radical judge. They only follow the constitution if it benefits them. I hope that this ruling will be applied all across the country where states are implementing the Voter Suppression Laws. No matter how hard they try to say it is not a poll tax, it is a poll tax and a poll tax is illegal. At least there are still some judges in Wisconsin who follow the law."
Plue: "Power to the people of Wisconsin! The guiding light of the Midwest!"
faye59: "Wisconsin is showing us all how democracy works. You go, Wisconsin."
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