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August 26, 2019 10:01 a.m.

Voting Rights: Missouri’s Voter ID Law Goes Back To Court

Voter ID On Trial In Missouri: A week-long trial in the legal challenge brought against Missouri’s voter ID law ended on Friday. The state court lawsuit was brought by the ACLU on behalf of the NAACP and League of Women Voters, who argued the state has not done enough to educate voters about the new law. The law has already been narrowed by other court rulings that nixed the affidavit those without  photo ID were required to sign because its language was misleading. The Trade Maneuver That Would Affect How Americans Overseas Vote: Back in June, I wrote about how Trump’s push to leave the Universal Postal Union, which regulates international mail delivery, could make voting more costly and burdensome for overseas voters, including military members. Now state elections officials are ringing the alarm, with Kentucky elections director Jared Dearing raising the issue at a recent EAC forum and telling the commission that sending ballots could cost as much as…

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