Missouri voter photo ID law could be a victim of its own high cost


Missouri’s Republicans devoted more than a decade of time and money pressing for a voter photo identification proposal until it finally won statewide approval in November. The law is now endangered by the state’s financial woes, and it might simply be too expensive to implement. ...

The law says that without sufficient funding to provide photo identification to anyone who doesn’t have it, including the cost of providing documentation such as birth certificates and Social Security cards, the law “shall not be enforced.” In other words, it’ll be rendered moot.