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Missouri representatives discuss bill requiring voters to present photo-id upon voting

Date: May 2, 2011
By: Kyle Tons
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HJR 14 and the roll call.

Intro: 
Missouri's representatives voted and approved the bill that's trying to require Missouri voters to have photo-id when voting.
RunTime:  0:38
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Pettis Representative Stanley Cox sponsors the voter-id bill.

Cox says if people try to cheat, they water down other's votes and deny us the right to vote.

St. Louis County Representative Stacey Newman spoke against the bill.

She says there's no reason to require Missourians to present photo-id.

Actuality:  NEWMAK1.WAV
Run Time:  00:07
Description: "Not one instance of documented voter fraud in Missouri. Not one instance."

Newman says voter impersonation is similar to the issue of voter fraud.

She says she doesn't know how a cartoon, dead person, or a pet can actually show up to vote because it doesn't happen and it never will.

From Jefferson City, I'm Kyle Tons.

Intro: 
Missouri representatives approved a constitutional amendment to require voters to have a photo-id when voting.
RunTime:  0:41
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: The bill now returns to the Senate for their approval.

St. Louis County Representative Tommie Pierson opposes the voter-id bill.

He says we have no money, so why are we trying to pass legislation for something that people already have in the first place.

Also, St. Louis County Representative Stacey Newman spoke against the bill and condemned all the females in the room.

Actuality:  NEWMAK.WAV
Run Time:  00:13
Description: "Every single women in this room should be ashamed if they are thinking of voting for this bill. Every single women should remember how hard it was for our gender to have the right to vote."

Newman says this bill is a national movement trying to take away voting rights.

From Jefferson City, I'm Kyle Tons.

 


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