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Judge denies request to stop voter ID law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin judge has denied a group’s request to temporarily stop the state’s new voter identification law from taking effect this month.

Dane County Circuit Court Judge David Flanagan denied the motion Wednesday for a temporary injunction. The NAACP filed the motion shortly after filing its lawsuit.

The NAACP’s lawsuit included 40 affidavits describing plaintiffs’ difficulties with complying with the law. But Flanagan said the affidavits do not sufficiently demonstrate irreparable harm to justify an injunction.

But Flanagan said measuring the law’s impact is worth discussing in a trial. A court hearing is scheduled Monday.

Two other groups have filed lawsuits against the law. The League of Women Voters filed a lawsuit in Dane County Circuit Court. The ACLU filed a lawsuit in federal court. Both are still pending.

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  1. So, seven confirmed cases of voter fraud out of more than 3 million votes cast, and none of them that would have been caught by requiring a photo ID, justify denying the right to vote to at least 40 legal voters? And there is no \irreparable harm?\ It seems to me that the denial of the right to vote necessarily is irreparable harm, especially since there is no plausible harm to the state from imposing the injunction.

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