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Senate Approves Voter ID

By Lee Nichols, May 13, 2011, News

Remember Voter ID? It's still marching along to apparently certain passage. The conference committee version of Senate Bill 14, which would require photo ID at the ballot box – and which might be the most stringent such law in the nation – was approved by the Senate Monday on a strict party-line vote. Republicans want the law to deter voter impersonation; Democrats say it's really an attempt to suppress the vote among minorities, women, and the elderly – groups they say are less likely to have such ID ... and more likely to vote Democrat.

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