‘Need’ for voter ID legislation a fraud

by J Scott Christianson, Columbia Daily Tribune Columnist

In this final week of the 94th General Assembly, its Republican leaders are pushing through a so-called voter ID measure, which would require voters to present a government-issued photo ID to cast a ballot come November.

Doing so is no easy task. First a proposed amendment to the Missouri Constitution must be passed to make a voter ID law legal. This is a required step because the Missouri Supreme Court struck down a previous voter ID bill because it violated Missouri’s…