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Arkansas voter ID law is struck down before November election
Arkansas voter ID law is struck down before November election

Arkansas’ voter identification law crumbled Wednesday when the state’s Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s decision to strike down the law. Voter qualifications “set forth in our state's constitution simply do not include any proof-of-identity requirement,” the Supreme Court said in its decision. The Arkansas legislature passed the law, which required voters to show photo ID at polling places, in 2013. Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe vetoed it, but legislators overrode his veto. Although a state judge struck down the law in May 2014, the state Supreme Court stayed that decision as it pondered whether to hear the case, so the law was in effect during a...

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