A Republican candidate for the Missouri Secretary of State is pushing an initiative petition that would allow the Legislature to require voters to present photo identification at the polls.
The legislation cleared the House earlier this year, but is stalled in the Senate as the annual session enters its final week.
Every two years election authorities in Missouri are required to conduct a voter canvass to make sure the data base matches the actual number of voters.
At the core of the photo voter ID debate is politics, Constitutional law professor Greg Magarian said
Republicans have pushed similar bills for several years, with last year’s version passing the House but dying in the Senate.
The leader of a Missouri House committee says she’ll reschedule a 6:45 a.m. hearing after opponents of the measure complained.
Ken Cuccinelli aspires to be the next governor of Virginia after spending four years trying to deny women’s health care rights, blocking Obamacare and forcing his ideology and personal beliefs on the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Early vote was once an idea that both parties promoted. But as Democrats grow in their ability to use it to their strategic advantage, Republicans have sought to reduce or eliminate it.
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.