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Van Hollen abandons hope for voter ID for now

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is giving up on finding a way to get a voter photo identification law in place for the Nov. 4 election.

Van Hollen said on Oct. 9 that he was looking at alternatives to have the voter ID requirement in place despite the U.S. Supreme Court blocking the law. But spokeswoman Dana Brueck said Monday that after studying the issue, Van Hollen was no longer trying to get the law implemented.

It was unclear what Van Hollen could have done after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the law.

The Supreme Court stopped enforcement of the law after the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in September that the voter ID requirement could be put in place this year.

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