MO Supreme Court Hears Voting Rights Lawsuit
Today, the Missouri Supreme Court heard oral arguments about MO Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft's misleading photo ID rules, which were struck down by a lower court in October 2018 as a consequence of the lawsuit in which we were original plaintiffs.
These confusing rules are and have always been a blatant attempt by the state to create additional, unnecessary obstacles to voting for folks who already face systemic barriers to voting, including folks of color, folks with disabilities, older adults, college students, and first time voters.
Let's be clear: voter impersonation fraud is virtually non-existant. These confusing photo ID rules are a "solution" in search of a problem.
We expect to hear a decision by the court in a few months. In the meantime, we'll continue being vigilant about protecting access to the ballot box for every Missouri voter.