The American Civil Liberties Union sued the state of Wisconsin on Tuesday over its law that will require voters to present official identification, claiming it is unconstitutional and will deprive citizens of their right to vote.
The federal complaint seeks to block the voter ID law, which takes effect on February 21, 2012 for Wisconsin’s spring primary elections. It requires voters to present identification, such as a driver’s license or a passport, to cast ballots in federal, state and local elections.
Republicans and Democrats are tangling over voter ID laws ahead of the November 2012 presidential and congressional elections, with Republicans saying they fight fraud and Democrats saying they disenfranchise the poor and city-dwellers who are less likely to have drivers’ licenses or other ID.
God forbid, you have to show ID proving you’re who you say you are and that you’re eligible to vote in that district. The horror!!