The Democrat party’s “Suppress the Vote” drive has expanded from Texas and North Carolina to Wisconsin as activist judges seek to open the doors to election fraud that Republican legislatures have closed recently.
The latest assault took place in U.S. District Court as federal judge James Peterson struck down several Wisconsin election laws, claiming they unfairly benefit Republicans and make it more difficult for Democrats to win elections, according to a report from ABC News.
The 120 page ruling was released at 5:00 local Friday evening, avoiding wide coverage in the media. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is said to be reviewing the case before commenting. However, the state’s Department of Justice plans to appeal the decision to the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Peterson left the voter ID provisions intact but required the state to issue free photo ID to anyone requesting one even without any documentation such as birth certificates. His premise for the requirement was that requiring documentation for a photo ID was racially discriminatory. Peterson also revoked a law changing the residency requirement from 10 days to 28 days, making it easier for “phantom voters” from other locales to register immediately before a hotly contested election.
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R, Rochester) characterized the ruling as an expansion on recent judicial attacks on state and local election laws, a pattern favoring democrats:
This is a liberal judge’s attempt to undermine our elections less than four months out. It’s also an obvious attempt to usurp the power of the legislature. I’m confident that the laws will be reinstated upon appeal.
Liberal activists supporting the decision believe it is a step in the direction of correcting Republican efforts to “peel back” progress since the 1965 Voting Rights Act because of president Barack Obama’s tenure.