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WisPolitics: Judge dismisses Van Hollen's suit against GAB
By Greg Bump
Dane County Judge Maryann Sumi this morning dismissed a suit the attorney general filed to force broader voter registration checks.
Sumi said the Government Accountability Board's decision to require HAVA checks on new voter registrants beginning Aug. 6, instead of Jan. 1, 2006, as J.B. Van Hollen requested, was not a violation of either state or federal law. She said nothing in state or federal statutes requires a "data-match" as a condition to vote.
Sumi said a voter has the legal right to cast a ballot, and "it doesn't matter if the DOT misspelled his name or her middle initial is missing on a list."
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