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Republicans mount PR effort on Voter ID bill

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VOTER EDUCATION PROMISED: Sen. Bryan King, GOP Chair Doyle Webb and Secretary of State Mark Martin.
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  • VOTER EDUCATION PROMISED: Sen. Bryan King, GOP Chair Doyle Webb and Secretary of State Mark Martin.
The Arkansas Republican Party, having passed a Voter ID bill developed nationally to depress turnout among traditional Democratic constituencies, mounted a PR effort this morning to show that they really do care about people voting.

At a news conference, the party said it would encourage county Republican organizations to help people without ID get them, regardless of party preference, and even provide rides to polls. This is the same party that worked to stop election weekend and Sunday voting because it was a traditional time for black churches to organize get out the vote efforts. Perhaps the Republican Party will now send buses around to gathering points at black churches in the Delta to help people get IDs and vote. You think?

Secretary of State Mark Martin said he thought his office could come up with the $300,000 necessary for the hardware to provide photo IDs for people who need them. If they can get to an office to obtain them. If they don't learn about the problem when their vote isn't counted in the next election. If. If. If.

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