Maine Democrats block bill to require voters to show photo ID

7th of May 2015

Democrats continue to reflexively oppose the bipartisan recommendations of the Carter-Baker Commission endorsing photo ID at the polling place.

The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives voted Tuesday to block a bill that would require Maine voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot. The House voted 82-66 to reject L.D. 197, sponsored by Sen. Ronald Collins, R-Wells, and backed by Republican leadership.Tuesday’s vote broke along party lines with Republicans supporting the measure and Democrats opposing it.

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