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Wisconsin presidential primary dominates ballot


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Republican presidential primary election has little competition on the Wisconsin ballot, with no other statewide issue before voters.

Still, election officials are predicting 35 percent turnout for Tuesday's election, based on voter interest in the struggle for the GOP nomination and a bevy of local races.  That's the same percentage that showed up in 2008 when it was the Democrats who were in the middle of a presidential nomination fight.

Weather shouldn't be an impediment to voting, with warm temperatures forecast across much of the state and only isolated thunderstorms possible.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. While voters were required to show photo identification in the February spring election primary, that law has since been blocked by two judges and won't be in effect Tuesday.

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