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One Wisconsin Now to file lawsuit against lame-duck legislation

MADISON (WKOW) — A Wisconsin organization will soon file a lawsuit against one provision of the legislation signed by Governor Scott Walker during the lame-duck session.

One Wisconsin Now will file a lawsuit to challenge the early voting provision that was signed into law on Friday.

Under the new legislation, early voting would be limited to no more than two weeks before an election.

The group has already successfully sued against similar early voting and other restrictions in 2016.

“It’s offensive to voters,” said Analiese Eicher, the program director for One Wisconsin Now. “Early voting is legal in Wisconsin. It’s popular in Wisconsin and for them to say, well we’re doing it again, it doesn’t really matter what the federal judge said — it’s just wrong.”

The National Redistricting Foundation, a group led by former Democratic U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr., is also promising swift legal action.

“This is a shameful attack on our democracy by politicians who will do anything to hold onto power,” said Holder.

Eicher added, other organizations are working to see what other provisions of the signed legislation can be challenged.

Hunter Sáenz

Reporter, WKOW

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