Gov. Walker would call voter ID special session

Posted Tuesday, March 11, 2014 --- 11:17 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he would call lawmakers into special session to modify Wisconsin's voter photo identification requirements to conform to court rulings.

Walker told reporters during a Wisconsin Bankers Association gathering at a Madison convention center Tuesday that he sees voter ID as the most pressing election-related issue Wisconsin faces. He says he wants voter ID in place before the November elections.

Republicans who control the Legislature passed the voter ID requirements in 2011 but a pair of Dane County judges struck the mandate down in separate lawsuits. The Wisconsin Supreme Court is currently considering both challenges but it's unclear when the justices might rule. A federal judge in Milwaukee is also weighing the mandate in two more lawsuits.

The regular legislative session ends April 1.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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