Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear vetoes voting ID vote

Kentucky News

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WEHT)- Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced Friday he vetoed a bill that would’ve required Kentuckians to get a photo ID in order to vote.

Beshear said the measure would create too many obstacles for voters and would decrease voter turnout. Beshear added that the bill would threaten the health of Kentuckians if they needed to get an ID to vote amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kentucky Secretary of State, Michael Adams is urging lawmakers to override Beshear’s veto when the legislature reconvenes April 13. If they do override the veto, it would take place after Kentucky’s upcoming primary, scheduled for June 23.

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(This story was originally published on April 4, 2020)

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