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By Associated Press
MADISON, Wis. the restrictions he blocked two years ago.
Republicans voted in December to curb the current vote by no more than two weeks before the election. This step has taken place after the difficult mid-term elections in November, in which the Democratic cities of Madison and Milwaukee had an early six-week vote ̵
The PA lost every state race, but retained a majority in the Legislature, and quickly convened the duck-duck session to pass bills that Governor Scott Walker, also defeated in the election, could sign before leaving office. , is not left to any community to determine. Walker argues that this is a matter of justice and that local communities can decide when to propose an early vote within the two-week period.
A coalition of liberal groups, supported by former Democratic Prosecutor General's chief prosecutor Eric Holder, asked US District Judge James Peterson to lift the restrictions three days after Walker signed them.
Peterson blocks similar two-week restrictions on early voting, along with a number of other laws to vote with Republican authors in 2016. State attorneys have asked the 7th American Circuit to appeal to Peterson.
The Court of Appeal has not yet ruled, but Peterson wrote on Thursday that he can still impose his orders in the 2016 decision. He said restrictions on early voting with clear ducks clearly imitate the restrictions he blocks in 2016. "This is not a close issue," writes Peterson. He later added, "The defendants do not even try to prove that there is a significant difference between the number of days allowed under the lame law and the number of days allowed under the previous law."
has blocked the provisions of the Law on Unnecessary Ducks prohibit voters from using student IDs and temporary personal data older than 60 days as polling station identification. He said that these restrictions are too much in line with the laws he canceled in 2016, blocking leaked student papers and canceling temporary identity papers over 180 days.
Kit Beyer, spokesman for Republican Assembly President Robin Vos, did not respond immediately to an email looking for a comment. Alec Zimmerman, spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, did not have an immediate comment. "It is clear that they are not above the law." The republican attacks on voting rights were unconstitutional when adopted, they were unconstitutional when the judge dismissed them and are now unconstitutional.
Marta Lanning, chairwoman of the State Democratic Party, which is not a party to legal challenges, said in a statement that Democrats will continue to meet Republican attempts to "set the system in their favor and sabotage our democratic processes with a strong opposition ".