Courts rule that Wisconsin’s new voter ID law won’t apply to Scott Walker recall election

Once again, common sense takes a back seat to liberal activism.



According to the article, even the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin is opposing the state’s new voter ID law. So now I guess we’re supposed to believe it’s a burden not just for minorities and the elderly to obtain a photo ID, but also women. Apparently, two appeals courts in Wisconsin agree.

This just opens the gateway to election fraud, plain and simple. We’ve seen how that might play out. Sure, it will make it all the more sweet when the recall fails, but it’s still not right.

Politico reports:

Wisconsin’s new voter ID law won’t apply to the recall election against Gov. Scott Walker, according to two appeals court rulings this week.

An opinion released Thursday said there was “no realistic possibility” that the legal wrangling over the controversial law would be decided before the June 5 election, reports the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.

Although Walker and Republican legislators passed a law requiring photo identification at the voting booths, Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan temporarily blocked the law from taking effect while the court considered legal challenges from the NAACP and the immigrant rights group Voces de la Frontera.

A week later, another judge blocked the law after a separate challenge by the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, saying it violated the state constitution.

Flanagan is only expected to rule after final briefs are filed in the case in mid-June, after the May 8 primary and June 5 general recall elections, reports the Journal Sentinel.

Proponents of voter identification laws — an issue being debated in state legislatures across the country — argue that they’re necessary to prevent fraud at the ballot box. Opponents contend that the laws create unnecessary barriers to voting, especially for low-income voters and students.

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