Voter Suppression

Missouri Republicans Fight Non-Existent Voter Fraud

The Missouri state Supreme Court has previously ruled against voter ID laws in the state so local Republicans are pushing to amend the state constitution to explicitly allow voter ID laws.

[The] proposed Missouri constitutional amendment would overrule this court decision and explicitly authorize voter ID laws. Under the proposed amendment, “[a] person seeking to vote in person in public elections may be required by general law to identify himself or herself and verify his or her qualifications as a citizen of the United States of America and a resident of the state of Missouri by providing election officials with a form of identification, which may include requiring valid government-issued photo identification. Exceptions to the identification requirement may also be provided for by general law.”

The state Supreme Court struck down a 2006 voter ID law because it would disenfranchise large swaths of voters, finding that 240,000 registered voters may lack appropriate identification. Has anything changed since then?

Does Rand Paul consider this offensive, or is there “nothing wrong” with it?