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Voter Legislation Draws Mixed Reviews

FEBRUARY 14, 2006 - Posted at 8:22 a.m. CST

 

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - A bill intended to crack down on voter fraud in Missouri gets a mixed reaction at its first public airing.

The measure would require Missouri voters to show photo identification at polling places.

Republican Senator Delbert Scott of Lowry City says his legislation would crack down on voter fraud, or at least the perception that it exists.

At a hearing yesterday, Republican election officials from St. Louis city and county testified for the bill.

City election director Scott Leiendecker cited cases of people forging voter registration cards.

But Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan sent someone to testify against the bill.  Her spokesman says the bill would only make it harder for people to vote. 

Carnahan plans to propose her own tougher penalties for voter fraud later this week.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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