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Lawsuits Challenge Missouri's New Voter ID Statute

Maria Frencher helps 19-year-old Hense Todd register to vote in the November election, something Missouri's new photo ID requirements may make Frencher ineligible to do.

By Frank Morris

Kansas City, MO – A new law takes effect in Missouri this week that will require citizens to show a state-issued, photo identification before they can vote. A federal judge in Georgia threw out a similar law earlier this summer, while a judge in Indiana upheld one. The Missouri statute has drawn a challenge in state court, and will likely be tested in the federal system, as well. As KCUR's Frank Morris reports, it's already affected a surprisingly wide range of people.

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