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Panel holds hearing on South Dakota voter ID law

The South Dakota Legislature's State-Tribal Relations Committee held a hearing on Thursday to discuss the state's voter identification law.

Tribal leaders and advocates said the law has disenfranchised Indian voters. They are calling for repeal of the law, passed at a time when allegations, still unproven, of voter fraud on reservations were in the national media.

State officials said the law is necessary to prevent voter fraud. They are trying to ensure poll workers know to offer an affidavit to people without a photo ID that will still allow the person to vote.

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S.D. tribes question photo ID voter law (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 7/16)
Voter ID law merits, flaws debated (The Rapid City Journal 7/16)

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