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MADISON— An attorney defending a host of election laws in Wisconsin being challenged as unconstitutionally suppressing votes is telling a federal court judge the plaintiffs did not prove their case.

Assistant Wisconsin Attorney General Clay Kawski said in court Thursday the judge can’t toss more than a dozen laws passed since 2011 because there isn’t evidence that they were passed with the intention to discriminate against non-white and young voters.

Two liberal groups and voters are challenging more than a dozen laws passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature and signed by Gov. Scott Walker since 2011.

Attorney Bruce Van Spiva argues that evidence shows Republicans intended for the state’s voter identification requirement to suppress Democratic voters in Milwaukee and college campuses.

The judge has said he will rule by August.


  • Michael Neils

    rofl so these non-white & young people can run all over, beat up the elderly on buses, jack cars, rob, rape, beat up, smash windows, throw rocks, but cannot get to the DMV for a free voter id?? baloney HIGHEST voter turn out in April with the 1st voter id in place.

  • Klaatu

    US law states that most US citizen males between the ages of 18 & 25 must register for the selective service. To register you must have a valid form of ID. The fact that the crybabies say they can’t vote because they don’t have an ID is pure BS. If they don’t have an ID, they have never registered for the selective service as required by law. Letting anyone vote (without an ID) just opens up a major set of problems. How do we know the voter is an American Citizen……………or do the libs intentionally want to allow every illegal carpetbagger in the country the right to vote?


    It is absurd that people fight voter ID. I don’t understand how a person can exist without an ID. It’s just that simple.

  • Chattipatti65

    I explain to people all the time, you need an ID for everything else? The people who don’t want this are saying that if your black you don’t have the sense to have or get an ID????????????? Black Milwaukee wake up, so what they are saying Is your stupid.

  • Chrisco

    There are dozens of places you can get a FREE id. Libraries, police stations ,post offices. The list is big. It has been shown to be needed. There have been multiple cases of voter fraud.

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