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Milwaukee, Madison mayors want Gov. Walker to veto early voting restrictions

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The mayors of Wisconsin’s two largest cities believe Governor Scott Walker ought to veto legislation that restricts early voting.

Majority Republicans authored bill would allow in-person absentee voting the two weeks prior to the election for a total of 45 hours per week, with no weekend voting hours. It passed the Assembly and Senate with zero support from Democrats.

The bill’s Senate author, Glenn Grothman of West Bend, expressed his desire to “nip this in the bud” before the sort of extended early voting made available in Milwaukee and Madison spread to other areas.

Republicans claim there’s a fairness issue, since smaller municipalities lack the resources to offer extended voting hours.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)