Missouri voter ID bill sponsor predicts Legislature will override Governor’s veto


The sponsor of a bill requiring Missourians to submit a photo ID before voting predicts the Legislature will override Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) veto in September. State Sen. Will Kraus (R-Lee’s Summit) notes the Missouri Senate passed his bill 24-8 in May. The Missouri House approved Kraus’ bill 112-38 in May. An override requires a two-thirds vote in both chambers, which means at least 23 votes in the Senate and 109 in the House.

Interestingly, the proposed voter ID requirements that Governor Nixon vetoed – present a state-issued photo ID or sign an affidavit and vote a regular ballot – are the same temporary court-ordered provisions the ACLU requested and won in Wisconsin.