GOP Candidate Thwarted By Arkansas Voter ID Law At Polls

Asa Hutchinson waves to motorists as he campaigns for the Republican nomination in the race for Arkansas governor durng the state's primary election day in Little Rock, Ark., Tuesday, May 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
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BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A Republican candidate for Arkansas governor supports the new voter ID law, but he was left waiting after he forgot his identification.

Spokesman Christian Olson told The Associated Press that Asa Hutchinson forgot his ID when he attempted to vote at the polls in Bentonville on Monday. Olson says a staffer was able to retrieve the ID and bring it to Hutchinson so he could vote.

This election marks the first statewide test of the law requiring voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot. A state judge has ruled the measure unconstitutional, but suspended his ruling and said he won’t prevent enforcement of the law during the primary.

Olson said Hutchinson thought the incident was a “little bit of an inconvenience” but still believes the law is necessary.

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  1. Avatar for sjk sjk says:

    I am going to name my next hound dawg Asa.

  2. What kind of a person doesn’t have ID on them at all times when you need it to drivetothepolls andaslo tograndmashouseupbythelake #BLARGH!!

  3. Obviously, he was trying o commit voter fraud.

  4. I wonder how many people turned away from voting were able to have a staffer go retrieve their ID? I guess voter ID isn’t a problem if you have staff. Those lazy people without ID should just get a staff!

  5. with all the skeletons in this man’s closet - figured he’d just have sent one of them to get his id

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