Wisconsin ID law proved insurmountable for many voters
MILWAUKEE — Republicans in Wisconsin said their strict new voter ID law would not disenfranchise anyone.
Yet many eligible voters said they were turned away at the polls last November, when the law was in use for the first time during a presidential election. Voter turnout statewide was about 91,000 less than in the previous presidential election.
Some voters said the law prevented them from being able to cast a ballot even though they brought multiple forms of ID to the polls.
Critics say such laws primarily target voters who lean Democratic, although no one can say for sure what role the Wisconsin law played in Donald Trump’s 22,000-vote victory over Hillary Clinton.
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