10.07.2016

Perkins Coie Partner Bruce Spiva was quoted in a BBC News article titled "US Election 2016: Voter ID laws threaten lifelong voters," regarding Wisconsin's new voter ID law which now requires registered voters to show photo ID, such as a driving licence or passport, before they are allowed to cast their ballot. Bruce is involved in the litigation in both states. He says the restrictions could affect the outcome in close races such as Virginia and Wisconsin, depressing the Democratic vote. But fighting the law is about more than just this election, according to him. "Everyone has a fundamental right to vote and to participate and so that's the issue here: the denial of that right."