ACLU asks appeals court to block voter ID in election
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a federal appeals court to block implementation of Wisconsin's voter identification law for an election that's less than two weeks away.
The law had been put on hold by the U.S. Supreme Court while it decided whether to hear a challenge to the voter ID requirement. The Supreme Court on Monday decided not to take the case with no comment.
That led to the ACLU filing its emergency motion asking the federal appeals court to block enforcement of the law for the April 7 election. The ACLU argues there's not enough time to implement the law, given that absentee ballots have already been sent and early in-person voting began Monday.
A spokesman for the state elections board had no immediate comment.