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House debates voter identification bill

After another heated debate Feb. 14, Missouri House sent two measures to the Senate that would require voters to show photo identification to cast a ballot.

The House voted to support a change to the state Constitution to allow them to require photo identification, and they backed legislation to actually require that if voters approve the constitutional amendment in 2014.

House Speaker Tim Jones said he thinks Missourians will vote in support of the constitutional amendment if it passes the General Assembly.

Opponents of the proposals argued that the measures are being pushed to prevent seniors, veterans, minorities and low-income Missourians from voting for Democrats. Democratic representatives challenged supporters to present them with cases of actual voter fraud.

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