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Judge temporarily blocks Wisconsin voter ID law
|Contributor||Homegrown Democrat |
|Last Edited||Homegrown Democrat Mar 06, 2012 09:06pm|
|Media||News Service - Reuters|
|News Date||Wednesday, March 7, 2012 01:20:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||(Reuters) - A judge temporarily blocked enforcement of Wisconsin's controversial new voter identification law on Tuesday, weeks before the state's April 3 presidential primary, and supporters of the law said they would likely appeal. |
The law, passed last year by a Republican-controlled legislature, requires voters to present photo identification such as a driver's license at polling places for federal, state and local elections.
Dane County Judge David Flanagan issued the temporary injunction as part of a lawsuit brought by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, which argued the law disenfranchises voters who do not possess acceptable identification, many of them minorities.