Wisconsin Atty Gen Appeals Voter ID Decision

     (CN) – Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel late Friday asked a federal judge to stay a ruling allowing people to vote without photo identification pending an appeal.
     U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman in Milwaukee issued a preliminary injunction on Wednesday allowing people who haven’t been able to obtain voter IDs to vote in the Nov. 8 election if they sign an affidavit explain why they couldn’t get the identification.
     “Although most voters in Wisconsin either possess qualifying ID or can easily obtain one, a safety net is needed for those voters who cannot obtain qualifying ID with reasonable effort,” Adelman wrote in his decision.
     But late Friday afternoon, the attorney general filed notice to appeal the order with the 7th Circuit in Chicago, citing the fact the presidential election is only four months away as reason the briefing schedule and decision should be expedited.
     Schimel also filed a motion with Adelman asking to stay the injunction while the appeal is pending, arguing they’ll likely win the appeal.
     The next step in the process would be for the court in Milwaukee to determine if the stay of the original ruling would be granted. No time line has been given for that to happen.

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