NAACP Milwaukee president says Voter ID Law not necessary

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MILWAUKEE — There was more discussion Thursday over the Voter ID Law. Earlier this week, a judge issued an injunction, temporarily blocking the Voter ID Law, meaning the law won’t be in effect for the April 3rd Wisconsin presidential primary election.

One of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the Voter ID Law is the NAACP. Thursday, James Hill, the president of the Milwaukee branch of the NAACP spoke at Marquette University and said the law just isn’t needed.

“In recent elections, let’s say, the past 20, 30 years, I believe there have been fewer than 20 prosecutions of voter fraud and fewer than that in convictions. In the millions and millions of votes cast, we haven’t had a situation of voter fraud,” Hill said.

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says he will appeal the judge’s ruling and hopes to get the Voter ID Law back in place before the April 3rd election.