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Wyoming Republican Governor Gordon signs bill requiring photo ID to vote

Wyoming follows a slew of other states such as Georgia in requiring photo identification to vote.

Updated: April 8, 2021 - 3:13pm

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Wyoming Republican Gov. Mark Gordon has signed a bill requiring residents to present photo ID before voting.

Gordon on Monday signed House Bill 75, which requires the ID at polling place or for absentee ballot. The bill allows as vaild proof driver licenses, U.S. passports, tribal identification, university identification, U.S military identification and Medicare or Medicaid insurance cards.

"It is a necessary function of our Republic to provide our citizens with confidence that our elections are secure, fair and valid," state Republican Rep. Chuck Gray told The Epoch Times.

the Wyoming vote measure was signed into law as other Republican governors signed similar ones – including the most high-profile one recently in Georgia that resulted in Major League Baseball pulling its annual All Star game out of Atlanta, over criticism the law made voting more difficult for minorities.

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