Skip to comments.ACLU sues Wisconsin over photo ID law
Posted on 12/14/2011 1:27:50 AM PST by bjorn14
The American Civil Liberties Union sued the State of Wisconsin on Tuesday over a new law requiring voters to show government-issued photo identification, charging that the measure violates the U.S. Constitution.
The lawsuit says that the state is infringing on some citizens' right to vote and to be treated equally under the law and amounts to a kind of poll tax on voters who lack the documents needed to get an approved ID.
Republican lawmakers and Gov. Scott Walker, who is named in the lawsuit along with a long list of other state officials, have said they believe the measure will withstand a court challenge.
The action came Tuesday ahead of a scheduled speech by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in which he vowed to enforce civil rights protections amid a flurry of voter ID laws recently passed around the country. The Wisconsin lawsuit was filed in federal court in Milwaukee by the national ACLU and its Wisconsin affiliate and the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty on behalf of a group of senior citizens, minorities and homeless residents.
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What nonsense - don’t the poor who are accessing public assistance need some form of ID? If they don’t have it they shouldn’t be able to get assistance much less vote.
ACLU—the enemy within.
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If you are too stoned or crazy or stupid to get a photo ID then you should not be voting because then you are undoubtedly sucking down welfare and other tax monies
they aren’t critics, they are liars.
So all they want is the current signature comparison? Is that their usual procedure?
They won’t admit real voters are disenfranchised (?) when even one person votes illegal.
Actually...the better way to wrap this issue up is to create a bill which requires a mandated picture ID for any narcotic drug situation, voting purposes, any bank transaction at a bank itself or business, for entry into a hospital, for driving purposes, or for air or rail or cruise travel. Then you list the acceptable ID’s: military ID card, state drivers license, or the national passport card. The enticement is that you pump a billion into the state driver’s license system so that any idiot can come up and admit they just don’t have the money...so you give them a free driver’s license.
We NEED these laws to insure against voter fraud which is WAY more important than inconveniencing a few people. Anyone serious about voting, our Democratic Electoral System and being honest WANTS to see some sort of verification/Checks and Balances on ethics of the process.
The ACLU is verifying its position as a tool of political agendas by suing over this law. We have enough problems here in Wisconsin with Micky Mouse and Adolf Hitler being acceptable signatures on Recall Petitions as long as they are accompanied by a valid address. This according to the Government Accountability Board - totally inhabited by Democrat-aligned public-sector union employees with a clear personal agenda.
It's sickening and all of these people should be put in jail for their unethical dealings.
I don’t think you need to give a drivers.
But a state-issued ID card that has security features, so people cannot get them copied.
Absolute bs. Some kind of poll tax???? They will say anything.
Gee, at one time the State of Nevada demanded a bc if you were out of state moving there regardless of whether you had a legal driver’s license from another state.
From what I’ve seen, the photo ID cards are free to those who can’t afford one. How does that qualify as a poll tax except upon the taxpayers who pay for those who don’t?
I routinely work as a precinct voting supervisor for our county during elections. While our state specifically says that we cannot ask for a photo ID, many voters voluntarily offer one up as they check in at the polling site. From a practical point, it really aids in the process of our clerks being able to more readily look up the voter’s registration information before they vote—thus speeding up the process. Many voters are amazed that we do NOT ask for photo ID.
ACLU protecting the democrats for their right to voter fraud...
disenfranchised (?)....Get with it. That’s disenfrenchfried as one Obama supporter said on CNN.
Doesn’t the requirement actually gurantee equal treatment?