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Wisconsin Voter ID Law Ruled Unconstitutional

Amanda Terkelbyline‚ Mar. 13‚ 2012

Ed. Note: With Scott Walker's upcoming recall in a few months, progressives should cheer this new development -- as reported yesterday in the Huffington Post.

A Wisconsin judge declared a state law requiring people to show photo ID in order to be allowed to vote unconstitutional on Monday, issuing a permanent injunction blocking the state from implementing the measure.

"Without question, where it exists, voter fraud corrupts elections and undermines our form of government," wrote Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess in his decision. "The legislature and governor may certainly take aggressive action to prevent its occurrence. But voter fraud is no more poisonous to our democracy than voter suppression. Indeed, they are two heads on the monster."