Missouri’s photo ID requirement could still be subject to legal challenge under other provisions of state and federal law, including the United States Constitution.
Barriers have been strategically placed and found in every step of the voting process from registration all the way to the ballot box.
Placing police at poll sites can be inherently intimidating to voters, particularly in communities of color where such presence has historical ties to efforts to impede voter access to the polls.
No one – no individual, organization or candidate – has the right to restrict participation of eligible voters in the process.
Voters should have confidence that this election cycle, there will be an army of legal staff, non-profits and volunteers who will be working to ensure their access to the ballot.
Opponents of the right to vote are creating a flawed, expensive, and confusing hurdle for hundreds of thousands of eligible Missouri voters.
This should send a clear message that communities of color, advocates and allies are fighting back and yielding results from North Carolina to Georgia, Wisconsin and across the country.