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PUNT! County Clerks Scramble Again On Voter ID


Perhaps county clerks in Wisconsin feel a bit like a political football, but the U.S. Supreme Court action tossing out Wisconsin's Voter ID law for the November election puts clerks back where things were, a time or two ago. The High Court voted 6-3  Thursday.

Vilas County Clerk David Alleman...

"....I informed all the municipal clerks in Vilas county that implementation of Voter ID is delayed for an indefinite period and it will not be enforced for the November 4th fall election..."

Now that Wisconsin's voter I-D law has been thrown out for November fourth, the next step could be a request to have the U-S Supreme Court throw out the law permanently. Two groups which sought the ruling -- the A-C-L-U and the Advancement Project -- have 90 days to file a formal petition asking the Supreme Court to consider the law's constitutionality. 

State Attorney General J-B Van Hollen said he'll try to address the Supreme Court's concerns and make voters show photo I-D's anyway on November fourth.  The A-C-L-U's Dale Ho said that won't be possible, as last night's ruling stops what he calls "the last-minute disruption and voter chaos created by this law." The majority justices did not say why they temporarily tossed it out.

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