NAACP, immigrant rights group believe justice served in voter ID injunction
Speakers from the NAACP and Voces de la Frontera Video by 620wtmj.comvideo
MADISON- Judge David Flanagan's order will keep the voter ID law from being implemented during Wisconsin's presidential primary on April 3rd.
Richard Saks is an attorney for the Milwaukee Chapter of the NAACP, which challenged the Voter ID law along with Voces de la Frontera. He told Newsradio 620 WTMJ that the law disenfranchises voters. "Our expert, Professor Kenneth Mayer from the University of Wisconsin, estimated that approximately 220,000 (voters are disenfranchised)," said Saks.
Meanwhile, Voces de la Frontera filed for the injunction and presented evidence that the law would disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of people. Spokeswoman Christine Neumann-Ortiz said, "We know that justice doesn't come easy, but we are here to defend...those rights and insure access for all Wisconsin voters."
She said of the judge's ruling, "Justice has been served for the over 200,000 voters that would have been denied their right to vote under Act 23's new voter ID requirements."
A trial on a permanent injunction against the law is set to begin April 16.
To watch an entire press conference held by Voces de la Frontera and the Milwaukee Chapter of the NAACP, click on the video link.