U.S. Supreme Court puts photo voter I.D. on hold
WASHINGTON D.C.-The U.S. Supreme court has now put the photo I.D. requirement on hold with a little more than three weeks before the election.
Last month, a federal appeals court reinstated the law, a decision that had voters and election officials scrambling to meet the requirement.
We spoke with the League of United Latin American Citizens about this on the CBS 58 Morning News - the group is happy with the move.
\"We know they are going to have to judge it on its merits,\" Darryl Morin from the League of United Latin American Citizens said. \"We knew when we went to them and we said listen, over 300,000 registered voters are going to be disenfranchised by this rule we thought we'd have a strong chance we'd be victorious.\"
Mayor Tom Barrett, who had been preparing the city to deal with voter I.D. says he wasn't surprised because it was just too close to the election to change the requirement.
Republican lawmaker Glenn Grothman expressed disappointment telling CBS 58 News he can't believe the justices would go against the will of state lawmakers to protect the integrity of the voting process.
Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) released the following statement: