Voter ID Bill Passes Mississippi House

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The Mississippi House has passed a bill that would require voters to show photo identification at the

House Bill 921 furthers an amendment approved by 62 percent of voters in November.

Rep. Bill Denny, a Jackson Republican, said the bill would make it possible for voters to use a broad range of photo identification, from a passport to a Medicaid card.

The U.S. Department of Justice has already ruled against South Carolina and Texas voter identification laws, arguing that they would disproportionately harm minority voters.

Alabama has passed a voter ID law, set to take effect in 2014.

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