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House adopts voter ID bills, sends it to Whitmer for likely veto

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House adopts voter ID bills, sends it to Whitmer for likely veto

The GOP-led state House gave final approval today to a bill that would require people to show a photo I-D to vote.

Democrats opposed the bill as an unnecessary obstacle to voting.

Representative Amos O’Neal said it’s an insult to people who fought for voting rights.

Amos O’Neill “My vote is my voice. My vote is my voice. My vote is my voice.”

Democrats say the real purpose is to suppress the vote.

Not true, replied Republican Representative Ann Bollin.

“I can assure you we do have checks and balances in our elections, but I can also stand

here and tell you there’s room for improvement.”

Governor Gretchen Whitmer will almost certainly veto the voter ID requirement.