Whoops…as many thought when they were passed…the early voting laws passed during the Wisconsin GOP’s lame duck session were struck down in federal court as unconstitutional…just like before:
In a five-page ruling, U.S. District Judge James Peterson concluded the new limits on early voting are invalid because they so closely mirror ones he struck down as unconstitutional in 2016. His decision also threw out parts of the lame-duck laws affecting IDs and other credentials that can be used for voting.
“This is not a close question: the three challenged provisions are clearly inconsistent with the (2016) injunctions that the court has issued in this case,” Peterson wrote.
So now that that is out of the way, can we improve voter access to the ballot via real legislation?