Senate to take up override of voter ID veto

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Senate is expected to attempt to override Gov. Mike Beebe's veto of a bill that would require voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot.

    Republican Sen. Bryan King is expected to ask the Senate on Wednesday to override Beebe's veto of his voter ID bill. It takes a simple majority in the House and Senate to override a governor's veto. If King is successful, the House is expected to vote on an override Thursday.

    Beebe, a Democrat, vetoed the voter ID bill Monday and said it was an expensive solution in search of a problem.

    Beebe noted that Arkansas law already requires poll workers to ask voters to show identification. Under current law, voters can still cast a ballot if they don't show an ID.

    (Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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