DOJ’s voter ID request criticized

Mississippi officials are wary of the type of information the Justice Department says is needed to determine if the state’s voter identification law could discriminate against registered voters.

The racial identity of registered Mississippi voters is among the requested information, but state Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said Mississippi doesn’t collect that information during the registration process.

“I’m not in favor of doing that,” Hosemann said. “What difference does it make?”

Clarion Ledger
10/3/12