Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects hearing on Walker administration’s voter suppression law before November election
MADISON- United Wisconsin Executive Director Lisa Subeck made the following statement in response to the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision not to take up Wisconsin’s voter ID law, thus continuing a lower court’s stay of its implementation, before the November election:
“Wisconsin voters are breathing a sigh of relief today, with the knowledge that their right to vote on the future of our state and our nation will not be suppressed by an unconstitutional voter ID law promoted by Governor Scott Walker and his Republican cronies in the legislature. In a blatantly political move, Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen tried desperately to bypass the Court of Appeals and force the Wisconsin Supreme Court to implement the law – already found unconstitutional by two Wisconsin judges before the presidential election. This voter ID law, considered one of the strictest in the nation, is the centerpiece of the Walker administration’s war on voting, and aims to stifle the voice of senior citizens, low-income and minority voters, and students at the ballot box. With just 39 days until the election, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has put the rule of law ahead of the Walker administration’s political gamesmanship. While this fight is far from over, yesterday’s decision ensures that, at least for now, the fundamental right to vote in Wisconsin will not be infringed upon by an unfair and unconstitutional voter ID law.”
United Wisconsin is an independent, grassroots organization of citizens restoring the Wisconsin tradition of democracy in action. For more information, visit our website at www.unitedwisconsin.com.