Voting changes win approval in Missouri House, now head to governor

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri House sent a series of election changes to Gov. Mike Parson’s desk Thursday, including a renewed attempt to require voters to present a photo ID in order to cast a ballot. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. John Simmons, R-Washington, included a series of GOP election initiatives that mirror some of the debunked claims that there were widespread voting irregularities in the 2020 election. Passage of the package on a 97-47 vote checks off a key goal of Republicans as they head toward the 2022 election. Democrats won some changes to the bill as it moved through…

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