MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A liberal group plans to file a brief in the legal battle over Wisconsin’s voter photo identification law alleging state offices aren’t open enough to produce enough IDs for would-be voters ahead of the Nov. 4 election.
The law has been dormant since February 2012 pending legal challenges. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, however, reinstated the requirement last week while it ponders the merits of arguments against the law.
One Wisconsin Institute planned to file a brief in the case Monday arguing Wisconsin doesn’t have enough Division of Motor Vehicle offices to issue enough IDs for the 300,000 people who lack them before the election. The brief notes more than half of the 92 offices are open only two days per week.
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