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Walker, Wisconsin Republicans hail voter ID decision

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says the U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear a challenge to the state's voter identification law is "great news for Wisconsin voters."

He and other Republicans who backed the law cheered the court's decision Monday not to hear the case, which clears the way for the law to be implemented. Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel says it's too close to have it be in effect for the April 7 election.

Walker calls voter ID a "common sense reform that protects the integrity of our voting process, making it easy to vote and hard to cheat."

But League of Women Voters of Wisconsin executive director Andrea Kaminski says, "The last thing we need is laws that erect barriers for people who have been good voters for decades."

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