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Democrat Kentucky Governor Vetoes Mandatory Voter ID for 2020 Election

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Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear (D) has vetoed legislation that would mandate state voters to show a photo ID before they vote in the 2020 presidential election, and every election after.

Last week, Beshear announced his veto of mandatory voter ID legislation that ensures all registered voters must prove their identity before they cast a ballot, starting in November.

According to Beshear, requiring voter ID creates “an obstacle” that results “in fewer people voting,” though research and data show otherwise. In Alabama, which has a mandatory voter ID law, black American voters came out in droves in 2018 to help elect Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate.

“I am vetoing Senate Bill 2 because the provisions of the law would create an obstacle to the ability of Kentuckians to exercise their right to vote, resulting in fewer people voting and undermining our democracy,” Beshear wrote. “Furthermore, no documented evidence of recent voter fraud in the form of impersonation in Kentucky has been presented.”

A January poll by the Washington Post and Ipsos asked black Americans 18-years-old and over whether they had experienced voter suppression in the last ten years. About 92 percent said they had not experienced any voter suppression over the last decade.

Beshear’s veto of the legislation is likely to be overturned by the Republican-controlled state House and Senate, as the voter ID requirement was passed out of both by a supermajority.

In December, Beshear restored voting rights to more than 140,000 convicted felons via executive order. The felons are those convicted of “non-violent” crimes, though violent criminals often plead down to non-violent drug offenses to shorten their prison sentences.

50 Comments

  1. prisvilla

    April 6, 2020 at 2:19 am

    you democrats are the ones llied to keep beleving what your told by your governers in your state and one day you will regret it.

    • russell d remmert

      April 6, 2020 at 1:17 pm

      1 stupid governor vote to remove now

  2. IKE

    April 6, 2020 at 2:53 am

    Beshear is a one timer. He has tried to ram unwanted “gun control” laws through the legislature. Put illegal immigrants on public assistance. He wants illegal immigrants to VOTE and promotes other FAR LEFT LUNATIC NUT CASE causes. This crack pot needs to go!

    • donald

      April 6, 2020 at 8:00 am

      you have no idea what you are talking about. he has not once tried to push anything through remember num but he can’t write Bill’s to push through he can only sign Bill’s into law.

  3. Michael Welch

    April 6, 2020 at 3:34 am

    What a Dick. Democrats are truly the lowest pieces of trash on earth. They all must go. Giving 140,000 convicted felons voting rights????. WTF is wrong with this liberal TRASH!!!!!!

    • Oneida

      April 6, 2020 at 3:09 pm

      He shall move to Venezuela or Cuba

    • Tom Fickling

      April 11, 2020 at 11:32 am

      He must have taken a wrong turn and ended up in KY. What a screw ball. Amazes me how people can think in favor of the Democrats.

  4. ROY S. MALLMANN

    April 6, 2020 at 4:13 am

    The claims of voter suppression that Democrat Politicians have used to interfere with free and fair elections has been found not to exist in every single case. In most cases it has been shown that Voter Photo ID has actually increased voter turnout. Photo ID is required in almost every single transaction of consequence in this country and there is no reason why it should not be required for the most important transaction which is casting your vote.

    • William Lynch

      April 6, 2020 at 5:24 am

      I agree! A fair election should be those that are legal citizens. I think one must prove citizenship and idenity to vote that way the vote can not be flooded by illegals.

  5. Pamela Stuart

    April 6, 2020 at 4:33 am

    A driver’s license has to be shown for so many other reasons. WTH is wrong with showing it at the voting booth??? At least it can be marked that “you voted”!!!

    • Pamela Stuart

      April 6, 2020 at 4:36 am

      oops..double entry

    • Oneida

      April 6, 2020 at 3:02 pm

      A drivers lic is not good a good identification as many of them are false, a berth certificate was given to me as proof of berth in US and was a false one

  6. Pamela Stuart

    April 6, 2020 at 4:35 am

    I don’t see a problem with showing a driver’s license at the voting booth. WTH is wrong with that???

  7. George Williams

    April 6, 2020 at 5:12 am

    Typical democrat response and decision! The only way any democrat can win any election is to to cheat and have hundreds & thousands of dead and illegals to vote for them!! This is becoming their norm!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  8. A FREE American A FREE American

    April 6, 2020 at 5:29 am

    The Democrats will do anything to cheat make it seem like that care of course he veto that illegals have the right to vote to not that’s why it no ID no problem just come on in will take you’re illegal vote Democrats are the scum of the Earth

    • Bo

      April 6, 2020 at 8:09 am

      Who cheated in 2016. Hint RUSSIA

      • James

        April 6, 2020 at 2:03 am

        You sure are stuck on Russia. Do you believe that Trump won because of Russia? If so you have not kept up with the TRUTH. Look at real news and not the MSM propaganda.

      • Mike Clanton

        April 6, 2020 at 2:16 am

        That is so yesterday, and SOOOO uninformed, have you not been woke since 2016 or are you stuck there, crying over HRC and sucking your thumb?

      • glenn

        April 6, 2020 at 3:01 am

        bigger hint: dumbacraps

      • Joe

        April 6, 2020 at 8:15 am

        Commie Rat Bastard should be tried for Treason and shot!!! Scumbag POS!!! SO WHAT’S GOING TO STOP MULTIPLE AND ILLEGAL ALIEN VOTING?! DEAD PEOPLE VOTES?!

      • Bill M.

        April 9, 2020 at 8:09 am

        WOW Bo, talk about being hooked on ancient history! That Russia collusion crap has been debunked years ago. Crawl back under your rock and think about some other OLD NEWS to tell us about, like maybe how great and honest obama was.

  9. Glenda

    April 6, 2020 at 5:33 am

    That’s so more illegals, can vote for traitorous Demo-Rats!

    Amazing how I’m required to carry a driver’s license, so I can drive legally, but in Demo-Rat States, it’s a problem to have ID’S, to vote?

    It’s a Set up, to help the Loser Demon-Rats, win elections!

  10. JUSTME

    April 6, 2020 at 5:43 am

    I am sure Somebody has the authority to make it MANDITORY TO HAVE AN ID to be able to vote. I need to show an ID to buy beer, cigarettes, cash a check or make a withdrawal fromt he bank. I hope the President appeals to the Supreme court ASAP. MAKE IT A LAW!!!!!!!!!

    • Bo

      April 6, 2020 at 8:13 am

      Let’s also make it law no foreign interference in our elections Make it a FELONY

      • James

        April 6, 2020 at 2:07 am

        It is already a law. Do your research. It is a law the democrats ignore and violate and get away with.

      • Mike Clanton

        April 6, 2020 at 2:18 am

        That is so yesterday, and SOOOO uninformed, have you not been woke since 2016 or are you stuck there, crying over HRC and sucking your thumb? will you ever leave mommies basement and why do you not take your medication?

    • Joe

      April 6, 2020 at 8:17 am

      Indeed Sir! A National Law the Commie DEMONCRACKHEAD VERMIN CONG cannot challenge or change!!

  11. bernard chope

    April 6, 2020 at 5:51 am

    Let a brand new invader to vote like a 80year CITIZEN That is why the DEMOCRATS OPENED AMERICA, BORDERS, WINDOWS & DOORS to VIRUS, GANGS & killers.
    TO GIVE AMERICA TO PEOPLE, WHO WILL BECOME SLAVES TO THE PRESENT Democrats.
    THEY (Democrats) hope to kill enough of us off, in order to win, WHAT they could not do HONESTLY, BY GIVING ALL OUR BENEFITS TO INVADERS (FAKE VOTERS). NOW THE Democrats DO not care if they are legal voters or fake voters.
    REMEMBER WHEN Democrats were the peoples friend.
    now only TAKERS FROM AMERICA TO give to invaders.
    OLD SOLDIER

    • Bo

      April 6, 2020 at 8:16 am

      The doors and windows were open in 2016 and Russia walked in

      • James

        April 6, 2020 at 2:16 am

        Russia was already in. Hillary was already in their pocket. Who was it that sold 20% of U.S. uranium to Russia, Hillary. Who took a sample of the uranium to show Russia, Mueller.

      • Mike Clanton

        April 6, 2020 at 2:18 am

        That is so yesterday, and SOOOO uninformed, have you not been woke since 2016 or are you stuck there, crying over HRC and sucking your thumb? will you ever leave mommies basement and why do you not take your medication?

  12. Bill Waldrip

    April 6, 2020 at 5:52 am

    How does a LEFTIE like this, get Elected ??another sap sucker on the Peoples

    Payroll !! hopefully this cash grab, SWAMP RAT will not last long!!?!>

  13. Perry

    April 6, 2020 at 5:53 am

    The only way Democrats can win.cheating.

    • Bo

      April 6, 2020 at 8:17 am

      2016. Russia

      • James

        April 6, 2020 at 2:20 am

        You need to go check yourself in to a mental health facility for deprograming and reeducation.

  14. Lyudmila Loeva

    April 6, 2020 at 5:55 am

    No need to vote for him in the next election. This is the only one. that might help.

  15. Verl Smith

    April 6, 2020 at 6:01 am

    Why can’t the President require ID to vote, can’t he stop this irrational debate and just do it.

  16. Karl Stecher

    April 6, 2020 at 6:06 am

    Beshear, YOU are undermining our democracy by permitting ineligible voters to cancel out votes of valid voters. Your felon enablement was a disgrace.
    You and your fellow Democrats will cheaat to win.

  17. Leo

    April 6, 2020 at 6:20 am

    Time to VOTE OUT ALL DEMONRATS

    • Anonymous

      April 6, 2020 at 6:39 am

      Red 2020.

  18. Lisa

    April 6, 2020 at 6:26 am

    Only way for democrats to win is by fellow and illegals voting. Do people not see that democrats care more for convicts and illegals. If you break the law they protect you. They don’t care for the safety of those who elected them. The voting process has to be protected at all cost for it to be accurate. Because we know that the democrats are pulling all stops to win. What idiot would really vote for Biden when it’s amazing he can remember his name. Really?

  19. William

    April 6, 2020 at 6:52 am

    The only reason to veto this is to enable cheating. Vote out every single democrat. They are un-American.

  20. Joel Thomas

    April 6, 2020 at 6:58 am

    When your head is stuck so far up your ass that you have to look through your bellybutton to see anything———–OF COURSE you “know” that ONLY “eligible” voters vote!!!! He’s NOTHING MORE than another Dummycrat!!!! who ONLY cares about HIS political future and retirement!!!

    • Bo

      April 6, 2020 at 8:23 am

      Well republican heads have been up there ass for 3 1/2 year’s and will be there for the next 1/2 year

      • Mike Clanton

        April 6, 2020 at 2:19 am

        I am telling you to take your medication and get your mommies titty back in your mouth.

  21. Anonymous

    April 6, 2020 at 7:07 am

    Looks like our governor here in KY wants to try and fix the 2020 election by vetoing the bill that makes you show I.D. to prove your identity. I know that I wont agree with the governor on everything but I can’t take being lied to or being cheated. I just don’t want another Obama running our country. Our country is to good and powerful to have a crook in the whitehouse anymore . we need to get the rest of the bad apples out of Washington so our country can get back to the running the country by our constitution instead of by party lines God bless the USA one country under God

    • Bo

      April 6, 2020 at 8:26 am

      You have been lied to by trump for 3 1/2 years you all seem to enjoy that

  22. Angel

    April 6, 2020 at 7:37 am

    NO ID…..NO VOTE!!!!!…Bo…your an idiot – must be a democrap

  23. Megamousegw

    April 6, 2020 at 8:01 am

    The DEMONRATS only want as many votes as they can get. Even if those are from DEAD people or ILLEGALS, or people who vote multiple times in an election. The reason DEMONRATS hate mandatory vote I’d to vote is it will get rid of at least half their votes. All Kentucky`s votes should not count unless they have mandatory voter id.

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