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Governor Scott Walker

Every eligible voter deserves to be heard, and if Wisconsin can’t make its voter ID easily accessible, they have no business requiring it to vote.

The state must either propose a comprehensive plan to make sure every eligible voter can get an ID, or admit it can’t comply with the court’s order.

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Common Cause

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Wisconsin's discriminatory voter ID law has already caused chaos at
polling places during the primary election with confusing and restrictive requirements. Now, in violation of a mandated court...

Wisconsin's discriminatory voter ID law has already caused chaos at
polling places during the primary election with confusing and restrictive requirements. Now, in violation of a mandated court order, the state is "systematically denying" registered voters the specific documentation they'll need to vote.

The result? Thousands of Wisconsin voters - mostly Black and low income - will be disenfranchised due to needless barriers on the right to vote.

In August, a federal judge ruled that "Wisconsin may adopt a strict voter ID system only if that system has a well-functioning safety net," ordering the state to provide valid ID promptly and free of charge to any eligible voter who requested one.

We've already seen other states, like Alabama, put up obstacles for voters trying to comply with voter ID requirements. Now, a new report in The Nation magazine reveals how Wisconsin is making eligible voters jump through needless and costly hoops to get the ID they'll need to vote.

Voter ID laws are already controversial for their disproportionate impact on poor voters and voters of color. Now, it'll be even harder for the nine percent of registered Wisconsin voters without required ID to get the documentation they'll need to vote this November.

Voting is our greatest right and responsibility, and every American deserves to make their voice heard at the polls. If Wisconsin can't make sure that every eligible voter has an ID, then they have no business requiring it to vote.

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