Tuesday, April 29, 2008

MO Voter I.D. Update - No Help By November

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court upheld an Indiana requirement for photo identification of voters.  In my post on the subject, I called for action in Missouri before the November elections.  Unfortunately, no action appears possible.

Missouri's Supreme Court ruled in 2006 that photo i.d. requirements violated the state - as opposed to the federal - constitution.  And the state Supreme Court is the final authority on the state constitution.  Unless the MO constitution was amended, no photo i.d. requirement would be allowed here.  Amending the constitution by November simply isn't possible.

So here's the real challenge to the Missouri General Assembly . . . get the amendment process started.  Let's end voter fraud as soon as we can, even if we can't do it in '08.s

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