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Judge Strikes Down Missouri’s Photo ID Ballot Measure

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX) -– A Cole County Circuit Court has struck down a Missouri measure that would require a person to show a photo I.D. before they could vote.

That measure would have appeared on the November 6th general election ballot.

Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce called the proposal “Insufficient and unfair.” As she sent the measure back to the legislature to be revised.

“Because significant changes are required here and policy choices need to be made as to how to reallocate the words in a revised summary statement, the Court chooses to vacate the summary statement and to provide the General Assembly an opportunity to revise it.”

Democrat Congressman Lacy Clay says, “This is a victory for voting rights and it affirms the most fundamental constitutional guarantee for every citizen in Missouri.”

Clay along with Reverend Al Sharpton lead a my Voting Rights Symposium at Harris-Stowe State University earlier this month.

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