Federal Judge Strikes Down Lame-Duck Changes to Voting Laws

Restrictions limiting early voting to two weeks before an election were struck down by federal Judge James Peterson of the Western District of Wisconsin.

The judge also struck down a law passed during the lame duck session that requires a 2-year expiration date on student IDs used for identification at the polls, as well as a law that limits the use of receipts as valid voter identification for individuals who are involved in a sometimes lengthy process of getting a valid ID without a birth certificate.

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