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Arkansas asks high court to intervene in voter ID lawsuit

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas is asking the state's Supreme Court to compel a judge to decide whether to block enforcement of a voter ID law.

In a motion filed Thursday, Secretary of State Mark Martin asked the court to require Pulaski County Circuit Judge Alice Gray to rule whether she'll grant a motion to block the law's enforcement in Arkansas' May 22 primary.

The motion is part of a lawsuit filed by a voter who contends the law, enacted last year, circumvents a 2014 Arkansas Supreme Court ruling that struck down a previous voter ID measure.

Gray says she expects to rule several days before April 6.

But Martin's attorneys say a ruling is needed well before then because further delays could affect Arkansas' ability to send out absentee ballots before the primary.

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