Hosemann Criticizes 'Voter ID Study'

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says a voter ID study issued last week misrepresents what's happening in Mississippi.

The study by the Brennan Center for Justice, at the New York University School of Law, estimated 48,000 low-income Mississippians could have trouble obtaining a government-issued photo identification that might eventually be needed to vote.

Hosemann says that number is misleading. The Republican didn't offer a different figure, but said his office is trying to ensure that anyone needing a photo ID will receive a free one. He says 66 people have contacted his office saying they'll need ID.

A Mississippi law requiring people to show photo identification at the polls is awaiting consideration by the U.S. Justice Department. Mississippi must get federal approval for any changes to voting procedures.

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  • by Anonymous on Jul 27, 2012 at 10:00 AM
    It's so funny. The Democrats wanted party registration to be required in Mississippi, so they could keep who they consider to be Republicans from voting in their primaries. The Republicans sought voter ID to stop voter fraud or at least make it harder to commit fraud. If the Republicans don't get voter ID, the Democrats won't get the party registration they want. Hilarious.
  • by Not Surprised Location: Lauderdale County on Jul 27, 2012 at 09:53 AM
    But if people have to show I.D. to vote, how can they vote multiple times??
  • by ED on Jul 27, 2012 at 09:52 AM
    Dogbert The Feds will NEVER approve this. So don't huff and puff, you sound like a crackpot.
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