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Appeals court refuses to reconsider Wis. voter ID cases

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Posted at 11:27 AM, Aug 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-28 12:27:56-04
MADISON -- A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider a pair of rulings affecting Wisconsin's voter ID law, meaning no more changes to the requirement are likely before the November election.
 
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday unanimously declined to have a full panel of judges hear appeals of two recent rulings affecting the voter ID requirement and a host of other election-related laws. The U.S. Supreme Court would have to intervene for any changes to happen before the election Nov. 8.
 
The appeals court's upholding the earlier rulings means that Wisconsin voters will have to show an acceptable ID to vote, but those having trouble getting it can get a temporary ID from the Division of Motor Vehicles.