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How Voter Suppression Could Affect The Upcoming Election In Kansas And Missouri

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Carlos Moreno
KCUR 89.3
Kansas is one of four states that requires residents to show proof of citizenship when they register to vote using a federal form.

Voter suppression has a long history, according to political scientist Darius Watson, and it is constantly taking on new forms.

According to analysis from, Missouri and Kansas are among the 10 most difficult states in which to vote. Missouri has strict rules for absentee voting and both states have controversial voter ID laws that many consider a form of suppression.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.