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Arkansas legislators pass voter ID law, overriding veto

ACLU vows suit to block measure from taking effect

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas legislators passed a law Monday requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls, overriding Governor Mike Beebe’s veto of the bill, which he called an expensive solution to a nonexistent problem.

The Republican-led state House voted 52 to 45, largely along party lines, to complete an override that started in the GOP-controlled Senate on a 21-to-12 vote last week. Only a simple majority was needed in each chamber.

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