Friday, June 17, 2011

Nixon vetoes voter ID bill

Governor Jay Nixon vetoed a bill on Friday that would have required voters present photo identification in order to vote.

The governor objected to the bill because he feels that is would disenfranchise the elderly and disabled because they are less likely to have a driver’s license or government-issued photo ID.

Nixon also said that he believes that the bill would discourage and impede citizens from voting, even though they may have been voting for decades.

Jacob McCleland, KRCU


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