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GOP bill would make high court take cases (UPDATE)

The president of the Wisconsin Senate has crafted a bill that would require the state Supreme Court to take up constitutional challenges to state statutes directly and rule within a matter of months, removing lower courts from the cases.

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Judge halts Pa.’s tough new voter ID requirement (UPDATE)

A judge on Tuesday blocked Pennsylvania's divisive voter identification requirement from going into effect on Election Day, delivering a hard-fought victory to Democrats who said it was a ploy to defeat President Barack Obama and other opponents who said it would prevent the elderly and minorities from voting.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court takes pass on voter ID

Wisconsin's highest court says it won't hear challenges to the state's voter ID law until a court of appeals hears the cases, a setback for Republicans who wanted voters to have to show photo ID to vote in November's election.

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New ID laws could delay outcome of close elections

The presidential election is Nov. 6, but it could take days to figure out the winner if the vote is close. New voting laws are likely to increase the number of people who have to cast provisional ballots in key states.

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Study: Voting rule changes may deter 10M Hispanics

The combined effects of voter roll purges, demands for proof of citizenship and photo identification requirements in several states may hinder at least 10 million Hispanic citizens who seek to vote this fall, civil rights advocates warn in a new report.

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Study: ID laws could trip up young minority voters

As many as 700,000 minority voters under age 30 may be unable to cast a ballot in November because of photo ID laws in certain states, according to a new study. The lower turnout could affect several House races as well as the tight presidential contest.

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Pa. voter ID law challenged in court

Pennsylvania's tough new voter identification law was challenged in court Tuesday by 10 registered voters, including some who say they are unable to get the kind of ID now required and one woman who said she had to pay for one despite the law's promise of a free photo ID.

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Supreme Court won’t take voter ID cases (UPDATE)

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider the state's appeals of two rulings blocking Wisconsin's new voter ID law from taking effect, leaving the issue to lower courts to decide even with recall elections against the governor and five other Republican officials only weeks away.

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Voter ID law called ‘onerous burden’

An attorney challenging Wisconsin's new requirement that voters show photo identification at the polls called it "onerous and unreasonable burden" during opening statements in a trial Monday over the law's constitutionality.

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Voter ID lawsuits may go to Supreme Court (UPDATE)

Appeals courts sent two lawsuits challenging Wisconsin's blocked new voter ID law directly to the state Supreme Court on Wednesday, determining it was imperative to resolve the cases quickly given the slate of important upcoming elections, including the state's presidential primaries next week.

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