May 2, 2018

Arkansas Supreme Court rules state can enact voter ID law


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The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the state can enforce its voter ID law in this month's primary election, throwing out a trial court's ruling that the measure is unconstitutional.

The backdrop: Pulaski County Circuit Judge Alice Gray sided with a voter last week who argued the law side-stepped a 2014 Arkansas Supreme Court order that struck down a previous voter ID measure. The nearly identical measure to the 2014 law requires voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot.

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