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What's Behind Republicans' Move For Voting Reform In Missouri

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Carlos Moreno
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KCUR 89.3
Opponents say a number of bills working their way through both chambers of the Missouri General Assembly would mean fewer voters casting ballots.

In 47 states, the Republican Party has been proposing, and sometimes passing, sweeping new laws to restrict voting access.

In the wake of the record voter turnout in the 2020 general election, a number of Republican-led statehouses are working to put new restrictions on voting. We look at what is behind the movement in Missouri and if the laws being passed will stand up to judicial scrutiny.

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