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GOP needs more signatures for voter ID bill

With an Oct. 7 deadline approaching, Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Brad White said Friday about 35,000 signatures have been verified on a petition for a 2010 ballot initiative to require voters to show identification.

The state GOP is under the gun to collect the needed signatures to get the initiative on the ballot in 2010, which is a Congressional election year. White said besides the 35,000 verified signatures and a few thousand more being processed by circuit clerks, hundreds are showing up at his office daily. Only a few weeks remain to get nearly 55,000 more verified signatures to reach the required total, which must be evenly divided between five areas of the state.

White said the GOP is still shooting for the 2010 election.

ā€œIā€™m cautiously optimistic about 2010,ā€ White said.

Sun Herald

Posted September 14, 2009 - 11:30 am

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