Voter ID Law: Will it be in effect for the primary election on Tuesday, August 12th?

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MADISON (AP) — A federal appeals court has given opponents of Wisconsin’s photo identification law until after Tuesday’s primary (August 12th) to file their arguments as to whether it should be in effect.

Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen on Tuesday asked the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to quickly lift an injunction blocking the photo ID requirement. If granted, the law could be in place for Tuesday’s primary.

But the court late Monday gave opponents of the law until Aug. 19 to respond to Van Hollen’s request, meaning a ruling won’t come until after the primary.

U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman issued the injunction earlier this year, saying the requirement is unconstitutional. Van Hollen asked Adelman in May to lift the injunction pending his appeal but the judge hasn’t acted on the request.

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  • educated one

    You mean we have to prove we are US CITIZENS??? Then I do not understand how can all those illegal aliens vote??? Pardon me….how can ALL those “undocumented” citizens vote??? Can this really be legal??? Sorry…sarcasm comes naturally to me…like my right to vote…

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