A permanent injunction was granted agaainst the Wisconsin Voter ID bill today, as the bill was judged unconstitutional. This ruling is in regard to the lawsuit brought by the League of Women Voters. Last week's temporary injunction was in regard to the lawsuit brought by Voces de la Frontera. This almost certainly will mean that there will be no Voter ID required for the April 3 election in Wisconsin, and probably also not for the upcoming recall elections. Links to the ruling and more information are below.
Statement from Mike Tate, chair of Wisconsin Democratic Party -
"We already knew that Scott Walker's efforts to suppress voting in Wisconsin offended our state's norms and traditions. Now, for the second time, a judge has ruled that it offends Wisconsin's Constitution.
We know it is critically urgent for Republicans to see that Wisconsinites, primarily elderly, student and minority voters, have unnecessary roadblocks in their way when participating in democracy, and we fully anticipate today's ruling to be challenged.
But today, the second time a judge has ruled against this heinous law, provides Wisconsin a moment to reflect on just what was given away by Scott Walker's Tea Party Republicans when, instead of focusing on the issues facing our public, they rushed instead to limit their freedoms."
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