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Madison Matters: Groups hope to stop Wis. ID law

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Some Wisconsin voters hope to stop a voter identification law before it takes effect later this month.

Groups suing the state on their behalf are confident they'll succeed where other states with similar challenges failed.Three lawsuits at different legal stages should have developments within weeks. Some of the groups hope to stop the law before the Feb. 21 primary. Most acknowledge the fight won't end soon even if they win initially because appeals are certain.

Voter ID is a contentious issue across the country with 15 states requiring photo ID. Wisconsin passed its law last spring.

Opponents say certain groups are likely to face bureaucratic roadblocks in getting a valid ID.

Justice department spokeswoman Dana Brueck said the state remains unconvinced that the law discriminates.

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