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League of Women Voters sue over Wisconsin voter I.D. requirement

A Wisconsin voter group is suing the state over a requirement to show a photo ID at the polls. The League of Women Voters says the provision signed into law by Governor Scott Walker in May violates the state constitution. The group says the requirement creates a new class of people who can’t vote--those who don’t have ID.
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A Wisconsin voter group is suing the state over a requirement to show a photo ID at the polls. The League of Women Voters says the provision signed into law by Governor Scott Walker in May violates the state constitution. The group says the requirement creates a new class of people who can’t vote--those who don’t have ID.

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