|Intro:||Some Democrats said a bill that passed in the House Wednesday that requires voters to present a photo ID is like a Jim Crow law.|
Wrap: A similar bill was introduced in 2006, but the Supreme Court found it to be unconstitutional.
Democratic Representative Jeff Roorda of Barnhart said Missouri has come a long way to expand the right to vote, and requiring an ID is an unnecessary obstacle.
|Description: "It's a solution in search of someone to take our prejudices out on because I'll tell you what I think this is directed directly at minorities and it's no less shameful than the poll taxes and Jim Crow laws that we once had in this country."|
Those in favor of this bill said it will make voting easier and will reduce voter fraud.
From the State capitol, I'm Sara Randolph.
|Intro:||The requirement of a valid photo ID at the voting booths was a topic of debate on a bill that passed in the House Wednesday.|
Wrap: The bill calls for a two-week advanced voting period before election dates and requires voters to present a photo ID in order to vote.
Bill sponsor Republican John Diehl of St. Louis County said the bill is a commonsense approach to make it easier to vote and harder to cheat.
|Description: "We know for a fact that every year there are hundreds if not thousands of fraudulent and bad, potentially bad voter registrations turned in."|