State GOP takes stand on requiring voter ID

? The Kansas Republican Party favors legislation to require that voters show photo identification at the polls.

The GOP’s State Committee unanimously approved a resolution supporting the proposal Saturday.

The resolution says the party supports requiring people to show some form of government-issued identification when they register to vote and when they go to the polls.

Supporters say the measure will combat election fraud and prevent illegal immigrants from casting ballots. Critics contend such a law will suppress turnout.