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Group calls for Gov. Walker to veto early voting restriction bill

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - United Wisconsin is calling for Governor Scott Walker to veto a bill that would restrict in-person absentee voting hours at local clerk’s offices and prevent clerks from staying open on weekends in the two weeks before an election. 

Executive Director Lisa Subeck says anything less than a veto would be a "betrayal of trust" to people who regularly exercise their right to vote via early absentee ballot. 

Republicans argue the change is needed to restore fairness to the system, since rural areas do not have the ability to extend their hours and stay open on weekends in the same way that clerks in urban areas have been able to in recent years.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)