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Verbatim: Rokita responds to voter ID law decision

Statement issued Wednesday by Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita after learning the Indiana Supreme Court has upheld the state's photo ID requirement at the polls by a 4-1 decision:

“Hoosier commonsense prevails again. One of the key tools we have put in place to improve elections and protect the strength of our republic – our Photo ID requirement at the polls – has once again been upheld.

“I’ve stood up for Hoosiers and this law ever since we helped write it and began implementing it five years ago and through seven elections and numerous special elections. It is overwhelmingly supported by voters and taxpayers, despite a very small but vocal partisan minority.

“Protecting the votes of honest people from being diluted by those who have no respect for the franchise is the right thing to do. And I will continue to stand up for the rights of Hoosiers so we can continue to have fair and accurate elections.”

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