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Scott Walker Abandons Voter Suppression Plan In Light Of $5.2 Million Price Tag

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In a huge victory for voter participation, Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) told reporters Wednesday he would abandon plans to repeal the state's vaunted same-day voter registration law. A study by the state's non-partisan Government Accountability Board released Tuesday found that such a plan would likely cost about $5.2 million to implement and would do nothing to reduce the workload for local clerks. Walker announced, in light of the report, "There is no way I'm signing a bill that costs that kind of money," and that he expected the Republican-controlled state legislature to abandon the effort. Under the current system, Wisconsin has one of the highest voter participation rates in the country. It probably doesn't help that it has been revealed in the media that Walker's son used the "same-day" registration law in WI to vote in November with the governor, who opposes the right, at his side.

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