“We should use every opportunity to allow people to vote and I think that is what we need to move towards,” Sen. Kwame Raoul said.
Aldermanic president hopes to derail Slay’s bid for 4th term.
Missourians who plan to vote absentee must get their ballot soon.
Republican challenger Dave Spence claimed Thursday that Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has “sold his soul to the devil” in an attempt to win re-election.
The latest numbers show that 31 percent of eligible Missourians are not registered to vote. That’s actually betteer than national average, which is 35 percent.
It has been argued that “granny” might not be able to vote if they make her have a voter ID. But seriously, why all the concern about taking the extra measure of a voter ID to make sure that every vote cast in a United States election is a legally qualified vote, including “granny’s”?
There are many Americans who do not have a government issued ID. In our country there is no requirement to carry ID. If you do not have a government ID, that does not make you a criminal. That does not make you unworthy of voting.
House members voted 102-55 on Wednesday for a resolution containing the new language.
The Missouri House has defeated a measure that would have required public school superintendents to be elected instead of appointed by local school boards.
Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder also is expected to announce his gubernatorial candidacy soon.
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