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Senate approves voter photo ID amendment after five hours of debate

With a 36-30 vote, Senators agreed to put the proposed referendum to require all voters to show photo identification on the November ballot. The House passed a similar measure early Wednesday morning after nine hours of debating.
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With a 36-30 vote, Senators agreed to put the proposed referendum to require all voters to show photo identification on the November ballot. The House passed a similar measure early Wednesday morning after nine hours of debating.

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