Walker no longer favors ending same-day registration

CREATED Dec 12, 2012

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PEWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he no longer favors ending same-day voter registration in Wisconsin, citing a report that says doing away with it would cost at least $5.2 million.
A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report (http://bit.ly/SV7x0p ) says Walker told reporters in Pewaukee on Wednesday "there is no way" he'd sign such a costly bill.
The report came from the state Government Accountability Board. It said if the state eliminated same-day registration it would have to make other changes to comply with federal laws.
Walker had previously said he would sign such a bill, although it wasn't a priority for him and he wouldn't push the issue in the Legislature.
He says in light of the new report he doesn't think lawmakers would even try to approve such a bill.