In response to reports of the Division of Motor Vehicles giving wrong voter ID information, the state retrained its workers and overhauled how it handles cases when people don’t have birth certificates, state lawyers told a judge Friday. The attorneys acknowledged workers sometimes gave inaccurate information but downplayed the significance of those incidents. They wrote that undercover state troopers this week made 31 visits to DMV stations posing as people seeking voter IDs and every time received correct information. “Through a swift and comprehensive investigation, DMV identified how best to address these communication concerns, and the agency has now implemented top-to-bottom corrective measures,” Assistant Attorney General Gabe Johnson-Karp wrote. U.S. District Judge James Peterson told the DMV to file the report after reading reports in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and The Nation about Zack Moore, who was given wrong information by three DMV employees when he tried to get an ID without a birth certificate.
This week, the Journal Sentinel reported on seven more instances in which DMV workers provided incomplete or inaccurate information. The recordings were made by VoteRiders, a group that is critical of voter ID laws and helps people get IDs.
“I believe that it’s always some trickery going on with the election. I really do feel they don’t want a certain group of people voting,” Moore said Friday before the report was filed.
Moore moved to Wisconsin from Illinois last year. He has an Illinois ID and other documents proving his identity. “I want to be able to vote for who I think would help the country,” said Moore, who supports Democrat Hillary Clinton for president. “If I don’t vote, I can’t complain about whoever does get in.”
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