NEW INFORMATION: Wisconsin voter ID ruling creates confusion

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A court-ordered change to Wisconsin's photo identification law designed to cut down on voter fraud is creating confusion that some say may lead to more lawsuits and, ironically, fraud.

Policy makers, attorneys and voter ID experts were struggling Friday with how to interpret a Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling.

The court said in order for Wisconsin's voter ID requirement to be constitutional, the state can't require applicants for state-issued IDs to present government documents that cost money to obtain, like a birth certificate copy.

The court left it to the Division of Motor Vehicles to come up with an administrative solution.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says not requiring that documentation has the potential for fraud.

University of Wisconsin-Madison political science professor Barry Burden says he expects lawsuits on this issue.

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