A lawsuit alleging that Missouri’s new voter identification law was intended to make it harder for poor and minority residents to cast their ballots has been dismissed.
Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem on Tuesday threw out the suit filed in June by the ACLU and the Advancement Project on behalf of the Missouri NAACP and the League of Women Voters.
From Mo.SOS John Ashcroft:
ACLU and other groups were deliberate in their attempts to mislead and disenfranchise Missourians about the law’s requirements. The organizations found themselves fighting a law that in fact expanded voting access and provided registered voters greater opportunity to vote.