— Milwaukee and Madison apparently will be able to
start early voting next month.
Attorney General Brad Schimel is dropping an attempt
to block the state's largest cities from staring early
voting in September for the Nov. 8 election.
panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court on Monday denied a
request by state attorneys to block expanded early
voting hours. Schimel could have asked the U.S.
Supreme Court to get involved, but his spokesman tells
the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2bCEOwL
) Schimel decided not to do that.
District Judge James Peterson in July struck down a
host of Wisconsin's election laws, including limits on
early voting. Schimel is continuing his appeal.
plans to begin early voting Sept. 26. Milwaukee plans
to allow early voting around the same time.