Good news for Wisconsin voters and our democracy arrived on Friday, July 29, when a federal judge struck down parts of Scott Walker's voter ID law and limits to in-person absentee voting.
For more information on the ruling and what it means for Wisconsin voters, check out the CapTimes report: Federal judge overturns restrictions on early, weekend voting in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin AFL-CIO reacted to the news with the following statement --
“Today, a judge reaffirmed what’s been clear from the beginning: discriminatory voter ID laws and restricted early voting hours are meant to keep working people from voting and rig the electorate to favor Republicans,” said Phil Neuenfeldt, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO. “Despite what Scott Walker thinks, our democracy is strongest when people have free and equal access to the polls.”
“The right to vote is a sacred right guaranteed by our constitution,” said Stephanie Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer. “Scott Walker and Republicans thought they could trash the constitutional rights of the people of Wisconsin just because they have the majority. Thankfully, our country was founded on checks and balances and today Scott Walker got checked.”