Photo ID bill advances but draws threat of legal challenge

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP/WEHT) — A group looks to challenge a voter ID bill and is making its way through Kentucky.

Kentucky legislators advance a bill to require voters to show a government-issued ID to cast a ballot, a civil-liberties group says it might mount a challenge if the bill becomes law.

The Republican-backed measure cleared a House committee on a party-line vote Thursday. Opponents raised concerns the photo ID requirement could suppress turnout among minorities, the elderly and disabled voters.

They also objected to having the bill take effect for this year’s November election.

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 20, 2020)

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