Iowa: “Branstad signs controversial voter ID bill into law”

Des Moines Register:

Iowa voters soon will need to show identification at the polls under a new law signed Friday by Gov. Terry Branstad.

The measure overhauls Iowa’s election laws through a series of changes that Republicans say are needed to ensure the integrity of the process and to prevent fraud, but which Democrats and others argue will suppress votes by creating barriers for the poor, elderly, people with disabilities and minorities. …

The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, which lobbied against the bill, issued a statement saying it is considering litigation to stop the law from moving forward.

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