New state voting laws face first presidential election test

Mississippi’s 2012 voter ID law didn’t hamper participation in last year’s governor’s race, according to Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann.

The law requires would-be voters to show one of 10 forms of photo ID. Eligible IDs include a driver’s license, a firearms license, a passport, and any state or federal government ID bearing a photo.

?Hosemann said Mississippi is the only state that wasn’t sued by the Justice Department over its voter ID law, “because we did it right.’’

“President Obama doesn’t have to come here to talk about voter ID because that’s in our rearview mirror … We’re moving on,’’ he said.

ClarionLedger
1/30/16