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Monday, March 12, 2012

Wisconsin Voter ID Law Ruled Unconstitutional

Wisconsin Voter ID Law Ruled Unconstitutional

A Wisconsin judge declared a state law requiring people to show photo ID in order to be allowed to vote unconstitutional on Monday, issuing a permanent injunction blocking the state from implementing the measure.

"Without question, where it exists, voter fraud corrupts elections and undermines our form of government," wrote Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess in his decision. "The legislature and governor may certainly take aggressive action to prevent its occurrence. But voter fraud is no more poisonous to our democracy than voter suppression. Indeed, they are two heads on the monster."

The decision comes less than a week after another judge temporarily halted the implementation of the voter ID law.

LP - Darn, Scott Walker is going to have an election where everyone in Wisconsin votes.

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