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Missouri House tries again with voter photo ID law

Voters cast ballots inside Blair Oaks High School in Wardsville on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.
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Voters cast ballots inside Blair Oaks High School in Wardsville on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Republican-led Missouri House is advancing another version of a Missouri voter photo identification law that was gutted by the state Supreme Court.

Judges last year permanently blocked a central provision of the 2016 voter identification law that required voters without a photo ID to make a sworn statement in order to cast a regular ballot.

The new bill would give voters two options: either show a photo ID to cast a regular ballot or cast a provisional ballot.

Missouri is one of several states where Republican-led legislatures have passed voter photo ID laws touted as a means of preventing in-person voter fraud, which studies have shown is very rare.

Missouri Politics / News / Politics

Associated Press

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  1. Another journalism free report from AP.
    “which studies have shown is very rare.”
    Studies by whom? Paid for by whom? In my view, critical information, which of course the AP is unconcerned with.
    It may have been “very rare” in elections passed. Anybody who says it was last November is either lying, insane, stupid, or just downright evil. Why do you think none of the evidence indicating such was ever examined by any justice department or court, much less acted upon?

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