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House overrides governor's veto of Voter ID bill

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LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - The Arkansas House of Representatives voted Monday afternoon to override Gov. Mike Beebe's veto of a bill that would require voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot.

The House vote was 52 - 45. The Senate voted to override Beebe's veto last week, so the bill will now become law.

The Republican Party of Arkansas' chairperson Doyle Webb issued a reaction to the vote as soon as it was cast. That full statement read:

"We are proud that both the Arkansas House and Senate have now overridden this veto. Recent surveys reveal that nearly 80% of Americans back this commonsense measure to ensure that our elections are fair and safe, and Arkansans will be well-served by this new electoral safeguard."