A Wisconsin judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked enforcement of the state’s voter identification law, just weeks away from its April 3 presidential primary.
Dane County Judge David Flanagan issued the temporary injunction as part of a lawsuit brought by the NAACP, which argued the law disenfranchises voters, many of them minorities, who do not possess acceptable identification.
The Wisconsin GOP is asking for an investigation, based on other actions and affiliations of the judge.
Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan has gone too far.After signing a petition to force a recall of Gov. Scott Walker, the liberal judge had the audacity to issue a temporary injunction against the state’s voter ID law. He signed the recall petition on Nov. 15, the very first day the petitions legally could be signed.“The very fact that Dane County Judge David Flanagan signed a petition to recall Governor Walker calls today’s court proceedings regarding Wisconsin’s voter ID law into question,” Republican Party of Wisconsin Communications Director Ben Sparks said in a statement.“To make matters more troubling, Judge Flanagan also lists Melissa Mulliken, a longtime (adviser) to Kathleen Falk, as his campaign manager on his official campaign web page. As such, the Republican Party of Wisconsin will be filing a complaint with the Wisconsin Judicial Commission to investigate this matter further,” Sparks said.Good for them. An investigation is more than warranted. This is a travesty.