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Minimal Photo ID Problems In Wisconsin As Romney Wins Primary

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 at 6:53 am

Results are in from Tuesday’s Presidential Primary in Wisconsin and no real surprise here; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney comes in first. Romney had another stellar day across the country as he’s now all but sewn up the Republican nomination. Romney also won primaries in Washington, D.C., and Maryland.

The victories put Romney closer to clinching the party’s nomination. He’s on pace to do that in June if not before. The 3-0 clean sweep on Tuesday also strikes the campaign of Rick Santorum in a major way, as Santorum’s hopes are fading.

Wisconsin state elections officials have received almost no reports of problems related to the suspended state law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.

A Government Accountability Board spokesman told the Associated Press that there were reports from one polling place in Fitchburg that voters were erroneously asked to show IDs during Tuesday’s primary. Apparently no other similar reports came into the GAB.

The photo ID requirement was in effect for the February primary. But since then two judges put the law on hold, saying it was unconstitutional.

The state Supreme Court is considering whether to take up the case. But it did not make a decision, or issue a ruling, before Tuesday’s primary meaning no photo ID was needed to vote.

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