Arkansas GOP Candidate Thwarted By Voter ID Law He Supports
Arkansas Republican Gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson had a bit of an embarressment yesterday:
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.
Olson said Hutchinson thought the incident was a “little bit of an inconvenience” but still believes the law is necessary.
This election was the first statewide test of Arkansas’s new Voter ID law. I presume that supporters of the measure wish Hutchinson had remembered to bring his identification.