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Attorney General Says He’s Optimistic About Fate Of Challenged Voter ID Law

Schimel Says A New Challenge To Law Applies To 'Very Narrow' Population

Wisconsin Public Television

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel said he is optimistic about the outcome of legal challenges to Wisconsin’s voter ID law.

Last week, a three-judge panel from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals said the American Civil Liberties Union could revive part of a lawsuit against the law. The ACLU wants to invalidate the law for certain voters who have a very hard time getting the photo ID now required to vote, like those who might not have access to their birth certificate.

During a Monday morning appearance on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “The Joy Cardin Show,” Schimel said the question applies to a “very narrow subset of people” and that he’s optimistic that no major changes will need to be made to the law.

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“The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld our law. We just had a very high-turnout election where there were no serious problems identified. So, I think we’re going to be OK,” Schimel said.

The law will remain in place while the latest legal proceedings continue.