Beshear Vetoes Voter ID Legislation

Beshear Vetoes Voter ID Legislation

Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday vetoed a bill pushed by Republican lawmakers to require Kentucky residents to show a government-issued photo ID in order to vote.

In his veto message, the governor said the measure would create an obstacle to voting, resulting in fewer people casting ballots and “undermining our democracy.”

Beshear, a former state attorney general, added that the bill seeks to “resolve a problem that does not exist.” The measure would require Kentucky residents to produce a photo ID when voting, with limited exceptions, starting with the November election.

Source: MG News

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