Alerting Voters to New ID Law

1 decade 2 years 4 months ago Thursday, August 10 2006 Aug 10, 2006 Thursday, August 10, 2006 7:07:14 PM CDT August 10, 2006 in News
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ST. LOUIS - Missouri Democratic leaders announced a plan Thursday to tell poor and disabled residents how to get a photo ID so they can vote, starting with the Nov. 7 election. So far, the state has issued fewer than 1,000 IDs, and Secretary of State Robin Carnahan estimated at least 200,000 residents still need them. At a news conference, former Missouri Gov. Roger Wilson of Columbia called the new Republican-supported law "voter suppression." He accused Republican lawmakers of passing it to help U.S. Sen. Jim Talent against Democratic challenger Claire McCaskill. The Missouri Republican Party said the law aims to reduce voter fraud. On the Net: www.MoVoterID.com Help line: 1-888-488-VOTE (8683).

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