Kentucky's incoming secretary of state ready to move ahead on controversial measures

WLKY,  December 5, 2019

Kentucky's incoming secretary of state, Republican Michael Adams, says his top priorities once he is sworn in will include helping the state board of elections clean up the voter rolls and pushing state lawmakers to pass a voter ID law.

A bill requiring voters to present identification at the polls died in 2018, but Adams believes the chances will be better this year because his election was based in part on his support for such a measure. ...

Very little voter fraud exists, making voter identification laws more of an obstacle than a safety measure, said Corey Shapiro, an attorney for the ACLU of Kentucky.

By Mark Vanderhoff

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