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(Wyo)-Wyo House Kills Voter ID Bill

By: John Axtell Posted at: 02/07/2019 03:47 PM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming House of Representatives has, on a 30-29 vote, defeated a bill requiring voters to present photo identification before being allowed to cast a ballot.
        Under House Bill 192, voters would have been required to show a "current, valid photo identification before voting."
     Supporters argued the measure would help ensure the integrity of elections in the state by preventing voter fraud, while opponents emphasized there isn't a problem with voter fraud in Wyoming.

      The House did easily pass a bill ending the practice of voters switching party affiliation between the major parties on primary election day. Unaffiliated voters could still make changes on election day.
     The 41-18 vote was mostly along party lines. GOP leaders have complained that Democrats were switching registration to influence the selection of Republican nominees.

     A similar bill has passed the Senate and is awaiting House action while the House bill now goes to the Senate.


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