Photo ID Supporters Say it's Needed Now

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Democrats and other opponents of the latest proposal to require voters to show photo identification at the polls are raising questions about the Republican-sponsored measure.

An Assembly committee held a hearing on the bill Wednesday.

Rep. Michael Schraa, of Oshkosh, says passing his bill he's sponsoring would strengthen and expedite the current court cases and bring the photo ID requirement to elections faster. He says that while there have only been a handful of voter fraud cases identified in Wisconsin, one is too many.

But Democrats and other opponents say the requirement is designed to prevent people from voting.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has said it doesn't make sense to move forward with the Assembly bill while a federal trial over the current law is ongoing.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to
Please provide detailed information.
All comments must adhere to the discussion rules.

powered by Disqus
WSAW-TV 1114 Grand Ave. Wausau, WI 54403
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 230850791 -
Gray Television, Inc.