As coronavirus creates ‘unprecedented obstacles’ to voting, Kentucky GOP takes step to add another: voter ID

Washington Post,  March 21, 2020

As states across the country took steps this week to make voting easier in light of the novel coronavirus, the Republican-controlled legislature in Kentucky approved a new measure requiring a government-issued photo ID to vote, prompting an outcry from voting-rights groups. ...

Its lead sponsor, Republican State Sen. Robby Mills, said Republican supermajorities in both chambers would move to override a veto. ...

Current guidelines in Kentucky require some form of identification but allow materials like mail or a credit card, or even a poll worker vouching for a voter. Under the new legislation, only government-issued IDs would be allowed.

By Isaac Stanley-Becker

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