State Rep. Chris Taylor
Press Release

Rep. Taylor to GOP: Put your Dom Pérignon back on ice

Today the Wisconsin 4th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a district judge who ruled the Republican voter ID law is unconstitutional.

By - May 30th, 2013 02:21 pm

MADISON – Today the Wisconsin 4th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a district judge who ruled the Republican voter ID law is unconstitutional. However, a lawsuit filed by the NAACP is still pending in state courts as well as two others pending in federal courts. Following the decision, Rep. Taylor released the following statement:

“What we have in Wisconsin is a clear pattern intended to limit the number of people who vote Democratic. The Republican photo ID for voting plan intends to limit the number of seniors, students and people of color who vote. Add that to their legislative redistricting plan that ensured that, even though Democrats won 200,000 more votes, Republicans won the Assembly majority. Now they are trying to change election laws again to limit early voting and expand laws governing political contributions from lobbyists.

“The pattern is crystal clear; Republicans have done everything in their power to restrict people’s constitutional right to vote. Everything Republicans have done since they took power just proves they want the fairest election system they can rig.

“While this court ruling is certainly disappointing, there are plenty more court challenges of this unconstitutional law still pending. Thus, I caution my Republican colleagues to put their fancy champagne back in the refrigerator; it’s too early for them to celebrate their efforts to disenfranchise voters.”

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