Missouri court permanently blocks key part of voter photo ID

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld a decision
striking down a central portion of a 2016 voter photo identification law. The
court’s 5-2 decision on Tuesday permanently blocks a law that required voters
without a government-issued photo ID to sign a sworn statement while presenting
some other form of identification in order to cast a regular ballot. The high
court said the required affidavit was misleading and contradictory. That portion
of the law was originally blocked by a trial before it could be implemented for
the 2018 general election. The Supreme Court rejected the state’s appeal.

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