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Walker says he wants to end same-day registration

Governor says he's focused on economic agenda

MADISON, Wis. - Gov. Scott Walker said he would sign a bill that ends same-day voter registration in Wisconsin, but he won't make doing away with it a priority.

Walker told The Associated Press in a Monday interview that his longstanding opposition to same-day registration stands, but seeking a bill next year in the Legislature to do that is "certainly not a priority."

The issue has gotten more attention recently after Walker said in a speech earlier this month in California that he thinks it would be easier on election clerks of voters could not register at the polls.

Walker said his comments have gotten a disproportionate amount of attention. He said he is focused on his economic agenda in the Legislature next year, which includes passing a new two-year budget.


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