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Verbatim: Zoeller on voter ID decision

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller issued this statement today:

“My office has vigorously investigated various forms of election fraud in multiple counties and we combat daily the problem of identity theft in consumer transactions. The Voter ID statute was a reasonable step to ensure the integrity of the electoral process and prevent fraudulent voting from taking place, and so I am pleased that the Indiana Supreme Court has declared that the statute is constitutional,” Zoeller said.

“Indiana’s Solicitor General, Tom Fisher, who argued successfully before the United States Supreme Court on this very issue, deserves considerable credit for the constitutional defense of the law before Indiana’s high court,” Zoeller said.

Today’s ruling by the Indiana Supreme Court in the case of League of Women Voters v. Rokita, reverses a ruling last year by the Indiana Court of Appeals and affirms the trial court. This case is a follow-up to a previous opinion by the United States Supreme Court in a separate case that also found the Indiana Voter ID statute is constitutional. The Attorney General’s Office, through the Solicitor General, defended the statute in both challenges.

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