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Speaker Sees Problem With Voter ID Enforcement

If the federal courts restore Wisconsin's voter I-D law, the state Assembly Speaker says there might be a problem with enforcing it.

The State Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the photo I-D requirement is constitutional.  But the court said the government cannot force people to show documents that cost money -- like a copy of a birth certificate -- when applying for I-D's. Critics call that a poll tax, and lower court judges cited the concern when they ruled that the voter I-D law was unconstitutional.   Republican Speaker Robin Vos said the Supreme Court decision leaves a potential for fraud, because it does not give clear options in determining who a voter claims to be.  Attorney General J-B Van Hollen says his office and the state D-O-T are looking for ways to make the provision work.  Vos and Senate G-O-P leader Scott Fitzgerald said the Legislature might take up the subject next year.  For now, it's a moot point, because a federal judge's ruling prevents the I-D law from going into effect.  The state is appealing that decision.  

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