The recently enacted Voter ID law is coming under fire as one group questions whether it is constitutional.
Beginning next year, voters will have to show identification before voting. But the League of Women Voters wants to put an end to the law now. The group plans to file a lawsuit questioning whether the law is legal. The group says about 30 percent of Wisconsin voters don’t have a proper ID and can’t afford to get one.
Former Supreme Court justice Janine Geske says this lawsuit does have merit.
“It’s certainly not a frivolous argument and one of the reasons they are making those arguments is that under the federal constitution, the U.S. Supreme Court says basically the voter ID requirements is okay, so they have to make their argument under the Wisconsin constitution,” Geske said.
Wisconsin is the 11th state to require ID at the polls.