Wisconsin Supreme Court will not review voter I.D. case

This moves the process forward. Only a U.S. Supreme Court ruling can over turn this now.

From WKOW:

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has refused to take up of appeals of rulings blocking a new state law requiring voters to present photo identification at the polls.

The court did not explain why it was not taking up either appeal (League of Women Voters and NAACP) in separate orders issued Monday.

Four of the seven justices had to agree to take the cases for the high court to hear them.

Two separate state appeals courts last month had asked the court to take up the appeals and consolidate the cases in order to speed resolution.

The photo ID requirement was blocked by two separate Dane County circuit court judges last month. A trial in one of those cases began Monday

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Ohio Secretary of State to order audit of 5% of votes in Ohio. 27,000 ballots declared “bad” in one district. Vote fraud to be prosecuted

The election war continues. Keep an eye on Ohio

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WCPO Cincinnatti

COLUMBUS, Ohio  – Ohio’s elections chief has launched a statewide audit of election results similar to a review she ordered after the March primary.

Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner says the audit will help the state’s election boards solidify public confidence after a successful election process Nov. 4.

The audit will involve making sure the number of votes cast matched the number of voters who showed up at the polls.

The audit will also check the tabulations made by touch-screen machines to make sure they matched the recordings made by a paper trail.

Brunner is reducing the audit to 5 percent of votes cast for president, down from 7 percent in the pilot audit conducted by 11 counties in March.

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More than 27,000 provisional ballots needed to call the closest congressional race in the country, will wait for either a court ruling Saturday or a tiebreaker Tuesday from Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner.

Brunner will cast the tie-breaking vote unless the court intervenes.

In other business, the elections board voted unanimously to send 13 cases of apparent voter fraud to O’Brien for prosecution. Those voters cast ballots in two counties, lacked residency in Ohio, weren’t U.S. citizens, or listed a post-office box for multiple questionable registrations.