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House kills voter photo ID bill

The Wyoming House of Representatives defeated a proposed measure to require voters to present photo identification before being allowed to cast a ballot.

House Bill 192 failed on a 30-29 vote Wednesday.

Under the bill proposed by Casper Republican Chuck Gray, voters would have been required to show a “current, valid photo identification before voting.”

Proponents argued that the measure would help ensure the integrity of elections in the state by preventing voter fraud, while opponents said there isn’t a problem with voter fraud in Wyoming.

— The Associated Press

Cody Cottier covers town and state government. He grew up with a view of the Olympic Mountains, and after graduating Washington State University he traded it for a view of the Tetons. Odds are the mountains are where you’ll find him when not on deadline.

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