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State’s voter ID case will not be resolved for recall elections

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MADISON (AP) — A challenge to Wisconsin’s new voter ID law won’t be resolved before this spring’s recalls are over.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and immigrant advocacy group Voces de la Frontera filed a lawsuit in Madison in December alleging the ID requirements create an unreasonable burden on voters. State attorneys have countered few people lack identification and concerns about obtaining IDs are overblown.

Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan has temporarily blocked the law from taking effect while he considers both sides’ arguments. A four-day bench trial wrapped up early Thursday afternoon, April 19th with Flanagan saying he wants to see both sides’ final positions in writing.

He says final briefs will be due June 18, nearly two weeks after the June 5 general recall election.

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