Photo ID Legislation Stalls in Senate
A measure that would require Missouri voters to show photo ID at polling places is stalled in the state Senate. Democrats filibustered the bill for about six hours Wednesday night. The Senate paused its business shortly after midnight for lawmakers to meet off the floor, and the chamber adjourned at 2 AM Thursday without resuming debate. Democrats say requiring a photo ID to vote would disenfranchise voters. Republicans say it would reduce fraud. Republicans hold the majority in the state senate and they say they will continue efforts to pass the bill before the session ends May 13th.