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GOP: Clerks can’t say everyone is confined to avoid photo ID

The Wisconsin Legislature's top Republicans told Democratic county clerks on Friday to stop telling people they can mark themselves as indefinitely confined to get around photo ID requirements for absentee ballots, saying the governor's stay-at-home order isn't a lockdown.

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League of Women Voters sues over photo ID law (UPDATE)

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The League of Women Voters sued Thursday to block Wisconsin’s new voter photo identification law, arguing that the state constitution clearly only bars children, felons and the mentally incompetent from voting, not people who lack photo IDs. In its lawsuit filed in Dane County Circuit Court, the League’s state chapter contends ...

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Elections board told lawsuit over photo ID law coming soon (UPDATE)

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Wisconsin’s new law requiring photo identification be shown at the polls will be filed in the next week or two, the head of the state chapter of the League of Women Voters told the election oversight board Monday. Andrea Kaminski told the Government Accountability Board ...

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Senators concerned by photo ID requirement to vote

PETE YOST Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixteen Democratic senators want the Justice Department to look into whether voting rights are being jeopardized in states that require photo identification in order for people to vote. The lawmakers wrote Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday to express concern that millions of voters do not have a government-issued ID — particularly ...

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