DEMOCRATS DEMAND BRYANT RETRACT VOTER I.D. COMMENT

“In an apparent end-run around federal law, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant today called for voters to ‘voluntarily’: show identification in the upcoming November 6 General Election. Bryant made these statements knowing full well that there is no requirement for identification in this election. By pandering to the tea party extremists, Bryant has deliberately created confusion among voters and election officials with less than six days to go until the election.

There is NO need for voters to show identification at the polls on Tuesday. Elections officials and poll workers have already been trained to that effect. Bryant’s comments create unnecessary confusion, and will likely result in delays at the polls November 6. We demand that he retract his comments immediately, and that the three members of the State Elections Commission issue a joint statement to the public that NO identification will be required on Tuesday.”

MS Democratic Party Press Release
11/1/12