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Statement from Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Regarding Today's Orders from the Wisconsin Supreme Court in Voter ID Cases

 

MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen issued the following statement this afternoon in response to the orders from the Wisconsin Supreme Court affecting the two state court Voter ID cases, League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Network, Inc, et al. v. Scott Walker, et al., and Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP, et al. v. Scott Walker, et al.

 

“The Voter ID law protects the integrity of our elections. Injunctions entered by circuit court judges, acting alone, have already kept this law from being applied in several important elections over the past year. I am very disappointed that the Supreme Court has failed to act by denying the motions to consolidate these actions, bypass the Court of Appeals, and stay the injunctions against the Voter ID law. The result is that the injunctions against the Voter ID law remain in effect and will, in all likelihood, be in effect for the upcoming November elections. Despite this setback, I continue to believe that the Voter ID law is constitutional and I will continue the battle to have the law upheld.”

 

For more information about the previous motions made in these cases, please see the news release from August 21, 2012, at the following link:

 

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