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Wisconsin elections board awaits direction on voter ID

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 MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin state elections board says it is awaiting direction from the state Department of Justice about what comes next now that the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a challenge to the state's voter identification law.

   The American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal appeals court to block implementation of the law for the April 7 election.

   The law had been put on hold by the U.S. Supreme Court while it decided whether to hear a challenge. It decided Monday not to take the case with no comment.

   That led to the ACLU filing its emergency motion.

   The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board says in a statement on its website that it's waiting to get direction from DOJ in anticipation of future action by the federal appeals court.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a federal appeals court to block implementation of Wisconsin's voter identification law for an election that's less than two weeks away.

   The law had been put on hold by the U.S. Supreme Court while it decided whether to hear a challenge to the voter ID requirement. The Supreme Court on Monday decided not to take the case with no comment.

   That led to the ACLU filing its emergency motion asking the federal appeals court to block enforcement of the law for the April 7 election. The ACLU argues there's not enough time to implement the law, given that absentee ballots have already been sent and early in-person voting began Monday.

   A spokesman for the state elections board had no immediate comment.


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