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Lawmaker steps away from Voter ID case


MADISON (WKOW) -- A state lawmaker said he was stepping aside from an attempt to intervene in a court case on Wisconsin's Voter ID law, after a complaint was lodged over his legal help in the effort.

Rep. Bob Ziegelbauer (I-Manitowoc) said he's disconnecting from the case. Ziegelbauer said he has no idea who is paying the attorneys who represented him in the intervention attempt.

A liberal advocacy group field a complaint with the state government accountability board. One Wisconsin Now alleged Ziegelbauer and Rep. Robin Vos (R-Burlington) may be receiving free legal representation. State ethics rules bar lawmakers from receiving such free legal help.

Vos, who is also attempting to intervene to support the law, declined to comment on who is paying the attorneys. Vos' spokesperson Kit Beyer said Vos' attorneys are working with state officials on the situation.

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