A lead plaintiff in one of the lawsuits challenging Wisconsin’s voter ID law has passed away. Ruthelle Frank was 89 and the title plaintiff in the case Ruthelle Frank versus Scott Walker.
The alderwoman for the village of Brokaw in central Wisconsin joined the case after she was not allowed to vote in her own election. At that point, she was 83 and had multiple forms of identification, except for one that was required: a birth certificate.
After years of civic duty to her community and state, Ruthelle called it a “slap in the face.”
Today, Larry Dupuis, American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin legal director and attorney for Frank on the lawsuit, spoke with WORT producer Alejandro Alonso Galva about the pending litigation and the woman behind the fight.