The House Elections Committee hears testimony on the photo ID voting bill that cleared the Senate earlier this week. Among those testifying against the legislation was Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, the state’s election authority. Carnahan opened her comments by expressing concern to the Committee’s Chairman over the panel’s plans to vote on the legislation without having had a chance to digest much of the oral and written testimony. Carnahan maintains as many as 170,000 Missourians would be disenfranchised if this bill becomes law. She calls the bill an atrocity and an outrage to voters all over the state, adding it would put the fairness of elections at risk. Supporters of the legislation claim there are voter fraud issues which must be addressed. They add photo identification is the gold standard by which to ensure fair and honest elections. The Committee is expected to vote on the bill later today and send it to the full House.

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