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Ark. GOP lawmaker says machine didn't record vote

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LITTLE ROCK (AP) - A Republican lawmaker says he supported overriding Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe's veto of a 12-week abortion ban, but his voting machine didn't record his vote.

Rep. Randy Alexander of Fayetteville was the only Republican listed as not voting Wednesday on the override of the veto of the abortion ban. The Republican-led House successfully overrode Beebe's veto, giving Arkansas the strictest abortion ban in the country. Fifty Republicans and six Democrats supported the override. The Senate voted a day earlier to override Beebe's veto.

An override requires only a simple majority in the House and Senate.

Alexander said he pressed the "yes" button on his voting machine but it wasn't recorded. He filed a letter with the House stating that he intended to vote for the override.

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