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Federal judge orders hearing over Wisconsin voter ID

The hearing is scheduled for October 12
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Posted at 9:17 AM, Oct 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-05 10:17:41-04
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A hearing has been scheduled in federal court less than four weeks before the election to consider a motion calling for the suspension of Wisconsin's voter ID law.
 
U.S. District Judge James Peterson has scheduled the hearing for Oct. 12 in Madison. Peterson says he will consider a motion filed late Tuesday by the liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Institute calling for suspension of the law.
 
 
The group argues that the state has not complied with Peterson's earlier ruling to ensure that voters missing key documents needed to obtain a voter ID can still get credentials to cast a ballot.
 
The judge says both sides may offer evidence at the hearing to show whether the state has been complying with the order.