Monday, August 22, 2011

League of Women Voters Ride to the Rescue of Wisconsin Voters!

The non-partisan League of Women Voters is challenging Wisconsin's draconian new voter disenfranchisement law.
A lawsuit being prepared by the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin will allege that the law violates right to vote provisions of the state constitution not present in the U.S. Constitution. The group plans to file its lawsuit in Dane County Circuit Court, its attorney Lester Pines said.

"It is absolutely clear that the Legislature paid no attention to the (right to vote) provisions of the Wisconsin Constitution when it passed voter ID," Pines said. "I'm not aware of any point in which they came up."

Pines said that requiring a photo ID amounts to another restriction on voting that isn't authorized by the state constitution. He said that small numbers of state residents are citizens but lack a birth certificate because of unusual circumstances in their lives, making it difficult to obtain an ID.
You go, girl! 

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