9-23-14 liberal group says wisconsin voters can’t get photo ids

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A liberal group is telling federal judges that Wisconsin driver’s license offices aren’t open enough to produce enough IDs for would-be voters before the Nov. 4 election.  The law has been dormant since February 2012 pending legal challenges. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, however, reinstated the photo ID requirement Sept. 12 while it ponders the merits of arguments against the law.  One Wisconsin Institute filed a brief in the case Monday, arguing Wisconsin’s Division of Motor Vehicle offices aren’t open enough hours to issue IDs for the 300,000 people who need them before the election. The brief says more than half of the 92 offices are open only two days per week.