Michigan Republicans Pass Bills to Add Voter ID Requirements

Republicans who control the Michigan Senate passed contentious legislation that would mandate a photo ID to vote in person and add identity requirements for people who want to vote by mail.

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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2020 file photo, Delano Mathis runs back to his house to get his identification before voting on Election Day in Flint, Mich. Republicans who control the Michigan Senate passed legislation Wednesday, June 16, 2021, that would mandate a photo ID to vote in-person and add identity requirements for people who want to vote by mail. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP, File)
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans who control the Michigan Senate passed contentious legislation Wednesday that would mandate a photo ID to vote in person and add identity requirements for people who want to vote by mail. The bills, which were sent to the GOP-led House on party-line 19-16 votes, are among a wave of Republican-sponsored measures to tighten voting rules in various states. Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will veto the bills if they reach her…

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