Appeals Court Upholds Wisconsin Voter ID Law

By KBJR News 1

Appeals Court Upholds Wisconsin Voter ID Law

May 30, 2013 Updated May 30, 2013 at 11:09 AM CDT

Madison, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- A Wisconsin Appeals Court has reversed the Dane County circuit court's ruling that the state's voter ID law is unconstitutional.

In a decision released today, the Appeals Court says that requiring voters to present a valid form of photo identification when at the polls is constitutional, reversing the decision from the circuit court from March 2012.

Judge Blanchard said in his decision that the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Network, who originally filed the lawsuit back in 2011, did not present strong enough arguments or specific evidence to back up their claims that the law was unconstitutional.

The League argued that the voter ID law is burdensome and denies potential voters from their right to cast a ballot.

There is a separate constitutional challenge to the photo ID requirement that is currently pending in a different district court.

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