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No on Missouri Amendment 6: Voter ID Requirement
Amendment 6 would amend Missouri's state constitution to require a state-issued photo ID in order to vote. As with similar voter suppression measures around the country, this one is backed by Republican state legislators with the hope of disenfranchising up to 200,000 Missouri voters. Those voters include many eligible voters who are less likely to get a drivers license like students, poor people and people of color. It also includes veterans, as a veterans ID would not count for the purpose fo voting.
The reality is we have virtually no voter fraud in America. Missouri has had just 2 cases of voter fraud in the last 7 years. What is the fraud is that Republican legislators, in order to help their chances at the polls, are changing laws that disenfranchise thousands of voters.
Measures like Amendment 6 have no place in our democracy.