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Virginia House Passes Voter ID Bill

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The Virginia House has passed legislation that requires voters to show a photo identification for in-person voting, according to the Associated Press. Opponents tell the AP measures are a Republican effort to suppress the votes of minorities, the elderly and students. 

On mostly party line votes, the House passed bills that require voters to verify their identities at polling places with a photo ID and to wait at least five days after registering to vote for their absentee ballot applications to be processed. 

Democrats say the changes are particularly burdensome to some groups of voters who are older, poorer or younger. Republicans claim the bills will help prevent voter fraud.

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