Lawsuit Claims Wisconsin Voter ID Unconstitutional

This audio segment was originally posted in WORT 89.9 FM on December 2, 2019. Click here to listen to audio.

Among the many bills former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed in his first term, the state’s 2011 Voter ID law continues to cast a large shadow over Wisconsin elections.  Wisconsin’s Voter ID law is one of the strictest in the nation when it comes to student ID’s, requiring a two-year expiration date window, a signature line, and further requires additional proof of enrollment.  Student advocates have argued that such measures are a partisan attempt to stifle the student vote in left-leaning cities like Madison. Now, a Washington, D.C. advocacy group, the Andrew Goodman Foundation has taken up that line of attack in a lawsuit filed in the Wisconsin Federal District Court.  The suit claims that Wisconsin’s Voter ID Law violates the the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  The 26th Amendment states, “The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.”  Maxim Thorne, Managing Director of the Andrew Goodman Foundation, joined Monday Buzz host Brian Standing on December 2, 2019.