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Gov. Walker may call special session to have voter ID by November

Voter ID photo
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MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Governor Scott Walker says he wants voters to have to show photo ID's by the November elections.

Tuesday, the Republican Walker told reporters he would call the Legislature into a special session to pass an ID law that follows what the courts end up deciding. Walker calls it the most pressing election-related issue that Wisconsin faces.

The governor and majority Republican lawmakers approved the photo ID voting requirement in 2011 -- but it's only been used once before the courts temporarily struck it down.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently heard arguments on two challenges to the ID law, and it's not known when the justices might make a ruling. Also, a federal judge is considering two other challenges to the Wisconsin mandate.

Last year, the Republican-controlled Assembly passed a modified which it thought would be constitutional. But the GOP Senate leader decided to wait on the measure until the courts have their say.

Republicans say voter ID is needed to curb voter fraud that Democrats say doesn't exist.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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