Hosemann: Miss. voter ID may fare better in court

Mississippi’s photo voter identification law may stand up better to legal challenges because the state has made plans to provide free identifications in many locations, the secretary of state says.

Republican Delbert Hosemann told lawmakers Wednesday that he expects the U.S. Justice Department to reject Mississippi’s law after it reviews it under the Voting Rights Act.
Jan Schaefer, Attorney General Jim Hood’s spokeswoman, says Hood expects a response from federal officials in October.