Federal trial to determine whether Wis. voter-ID law combats fraud or disenfranchises the poor

by - November 07, 2013

A federal hearing over Wisconsin's voter-ID law began Monday with several minority witnesses, many of whom said their efforts to obtain a state-issued ID were met with bureaucratic obstacles that took time, money and legal assistance to overcome. Wisconsin residents can get a state ID from a Department of Motor Vehicles by presenting documents such as a certified birth certificate, passport or Social Security card. Each document must be unexpired, and the person's name must be spelled identically on each document. That's a problem for people who either lack the documents or have their names misspelled on a key document.

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