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Federal judge hears challenge of election law changes (UPDATE)

Wisconsin Republicans were "giddy" about a voter identification requirement enacted in 2011 that they saw as an opportunity to drive down Democratic turnout at the polls, a former chief of staff to a GOP state senator testified Monday in a federal trial targeting that law and others.

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Walker approves revision to voter ID process (UPDATE)

People working to obtain state photo identification without having the proper underlying documents will be able to vote with a receipt they'll receive within days of submitting their ID request under an emergency rule Gov. Scott Walker signed Wednesday.

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Senate passes bill hindering local photo IDs

The Wisconsin Senate has passed a bill that would stall Milwaukee's efforts to provide local photo IDs to the homeless, immigrants in the country illegally and others who have difficulty obtaining state IDs.

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Federal judge dismisses voter ID challenge

Wisconsin's requirement that voters show photo identification at the polls has survived another legal challenge after a federal judge Thursday dismissed portions of a wide-ranging lawsuit alleging the mandate burdens the right to vote.

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Legal sparring continues over voter ID (UPDATE)

With two special elections looming next month and one to fill a vacancy in the state Senate coming later this year, opponents of Wisconsin's new voter identification law want a federal court to expand the number of IDs that voters can show at the polls.

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US justices turn away challenge to state’s voter ID law (UPDATE)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a challenge to Wisconsin's voter identification law, allowing the law to stand and handing a victory to Gov. Scott Walker following a long fight by opponents who say it's a thinly veiled attempt to make it more difficult for Democratic backers to vote.

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Elections board officials defend judges’ performance

Wisconsin election board officials told the Legislature's audit committee Wednesday that they have been struggling with an unprecedented workload as they worked to blunt a critical evaluation of their performance and save their agency from the chopping block.

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