Voter ID Will Not be Resolved for Recall Elections

The Dane County judge presiding over the lawsuit for Voter ID has set a brief schedule that puts any resolution several weeks past the June 5 recall election.

Any hope that the Voter ID issue could be resolved in time for the spring recall elections died today when Judge David Flanagan set the briefing schedule for the case.

According to a story from The Associated Press, Flanagan set the schedule so final briefs are not due until two weeks after the recall elections conclude. The judge said he chose the dates because Voter ID is complicated and attorneys need time to properly draft their arguments.

last month after the Milwaukee branch of the NAACP and Voces de la Frontera filed a lawsuit alleging that the Voter ID law disenfranchised too many voters. A four-day bench trial over which Flanagan presided wrapped up Thursday, but he didn't hear oral arguments and opted instead to set the briefing schedule.

Another Dane County judge, against Voter ID after the League of Women Voters filed suit. That decision was issued a week after Flanagan's ruling on the law. The state has appealed the ruling, but when an opinion is expected is unclear.

Final briefs are due back to the court by June 18, well past the June 5 recall election of Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and four Republican state senators, including .

Joe April 21, 2012 at 08:18 PM
They are not poll taxes, they are not Jim Crowe laws. Quit the BS. If you read the law, all these scenarios are covered. IF these costs are truly and issue, than I have no problem setting up funds to pay for the costs to get the ID cards for individuals. We spend money on far less important things. This can be done. We need Voter ID.
Joe April 21, 2012 at 08:36 PM
John, its not that complicated. When someone votes who is not supposed to vote or is voting multiple time, they are disenfranchising legitimate voters. read my other post., we can resolve all of your supposed concerns.
The Anti-Alinsky April 21, 2012 at 09:03 PM
The Wall Street Journal is a blog? That must mean the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the Wisconsin State Journal and the Capital Times are as well. Going by Noble's definition, all media stories are blogs. so "he report found that between 4,600 and 5,300 more votes were counted in Milwaukee than the number of voters recorded as having cast ballots." Or "Absentee ballots were cast by people living elsewhere" Or "ineligible felons not only voted but worked at the polls" Or "transient college students cast improper votes" Or "and homeless voters possibly voted more than once." Don't bother you. You don't think Voter ID would stop most of this? I know you do know it, but that roughly 5,000 votes are strategically placed where they can do the most good. And tell me how do you know there is no voter impersonation fraud? Unless someone actually knows the voter, there is no way of knowing until it is too late. Remember, Al Gore won Wisconsin by less than 6,000 votes in 2000. This time it may be even closer.
Craig April 22, 2012 at 09:14 PM
Wilson must have been kicked around a lot as a child on the playground. Attitude and brain damage buddy....
Tom Barrett April 24, 2012 at 06:22 AM


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