Arkansas House Delays Override Try On Voter ID Bill

Mar 28, 2013

The Republican sponsor of legislation that would require Arkansas voters to show photo identification at the polls and the Republican state House speaker are clashing over the delay of an attempt to override  Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe's veto of the bill.  

Republican Sen. Bryan King accused Speaker Davy Carter of unnecessarily delaying the override vote on Thursday. Carter said the override attempt was pushed back to next week because of a long afternoon of votes the chamber faced on other issues.  

The state Senate voted 21-12 to override on Wednesday.

It takes a simple majority in both chambers of the Legislature to override a governor's veto.

Republicans control the House and Senate.  

Beebe vetoed the voter ID bill Monday, citing concerns about the cost of the measure.